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Tester Symposium 2016

I’m a little late getting to this, but I wanted to put up a quick post about the 2016 Tester Symposium which took place at the end of last week. This year marked the 41st year of this symposium, which

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Posted in lab, UH

Postdoctoral Position Available

We’re looking for a postdoc to join the team. Please share the ad below with any colleagues that may be interested. Postdoctoral position in phylogenetics and bioinformatics at the University of Hawaii The Thomson Lab is looking for a postdoctoral

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Posted in informatics, lab, phylogenetics, UH

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

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Posted in genomics, informatics, lab, phylogenetics, UH

Summer 2016 REU at UH

There is a brand new research program for undergraduates starting this summer at UH. Get in touch with the program coordinators, or faculty sponsors with questions! The quick advertisement follows, but see the project website here for more detail. Participants in

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Lab BBQ

Good times at Kaimana Beach to kick off the new semester and say farewell to Adrián.

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Spring Lab Meeting Schedule

20 January – Organize 27 January – Mojave Stuff 3 February – Anthony 10 February – Anthony 17 February – Amber 24 February – Kristen 2 March – Emilie Bob 9 March – Bob Emilie 16 March – Rachel Robyn 23

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Fall Lab Meeting Schedule

Sept 7 – No meeting – Labor Day Sept 14 – No meeting – Several of us in Baton Rouge Sept. 21 – Amber Sept. 28 – Sam Oct. 5 – open Oct. 12 – Adrián Oct. 19 – Robyn

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Everybody loves turtles

We were happy to host a visit from the UH Manoa Children’s Center the other day. The class brought by their pet turtle turtle, George, and had some fun interacting with other animals that are around the lab. Two year

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Posted in herps, lab, outreach, UH

Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship for Anthony

Congratulations to Anthony who just received notification that he was selected as an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow! This is great news and well deserved. These highly prestigious fellowships provide an independent postdoctoral salary and research money. Anthony has some

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Mojave Desert Fieldwork

The Mojave Desert is a great place to study reptiles. Besides being a biological hotspot of lizard diversity, it is also a beautiful place to work. Anthony, Bob, Amber Wright, and I just got back from an 11-day field expedition in

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Posted in herps, lab, Natural History, travel