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Emilie Defends

Hearty congratulations to Emilie Richards who successfully defended her masters thesis yesterday! Emilie’s work focuses on characterizing the performance of model assessment tests for phylogenomic datasets. She gave a great talk on an interesting, important project that she’ll be submitting

Posted in genomics, informatics, lab, phylogenetics, UH

September Herp Night

Exploring species diversity in Southeast Asian Sun Skinks Anthony Barley Thursday September 24, 2015. 3rd Floor Edmondson Hall.   Herp night this month will take place 6pm Thursday on the 3rd floor of Edmondson Hall. Anthony Barley will be talking

Posted in genomics, herps, Natural History, phylogenetics, travel, UH

Barley et al (2015) on the Molecular Ecology cover

Anthony (and co-authors) new paper on Sun Skink landscape genetics is out today on the cover of Molecular Ecology. Way to go Anthony!  

Posted in genomics, herps, informatics, Natural History

More on microRNAs

Casey Dunn has new commentary up at PNAS on our recently published microRNA paper. Check it out here. Dunn, CW (2014) Reconsidering the phylogenetic utility of miRNA in animals. PNAS.doi:10.1073/pnas.1413545111.

Posted in genomics, informatics, phylogenetics

Pond Turtles

(Bio)accumulation blog is doing a nice job of aggregating literature on the Western Pond turtle. A couple of new additions to the list are up, including our recent SNP paper that proposes splitting the Western Pond Turtle into two species.

Posted in conservation, genomics, herps, Natural History

microRNAs in Phylogenetics

Our paper on the use of microRNAs for phylogenetic inference is out today in the early edition at PNAS. A news story on the paper is also up at Nature, along with a news highlight at PNAS. Fun fact: The turtle

Posted in genomics, phylogenetics

Pond Turtles

KCET has a nice story on our recent paper proposing new species boundaries for the western pond turtle.

Posted in conservation, genomics, herps, phylogenetics

Lab research featured on UH Manoa homepage

The media office here at UH has picked up the story of the turtle genome release. It’s currently featured on the home page for UH Manoa. The full press release is available here.

Posted in genomics, herps

Turtle Genome Released!

The first paper on the Chrysemys picta genome came out today in Genome Biology. The paper is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of interesting questions that are currently being explored using these data, but it’s satisfying to

Posted in genomics, herps, informatics, phylogenetics