The Wiegmann Lab

Dipteran Molecular Systematics at North Carolina State University






LAB NEWS (updated 18 November 2014):

November 2014

Published in Science !-- The first 104 taxon Insect Phylogeny from the 1Kite Project.. of which we are proud to be a part!!

Misof, B. et al. (2014) Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. Science 346, 763. DOI: 10.1126/science/1257570

also featured here... in WIRED magazine's Science Blog

When Did Insects Evolve? by Gwen Pearson

October 2014 -

Dr. Mauren Turcatel successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, A Molecular Phylogeny of Deer Flies and their Closest Relatives.  Steve is now a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Entomology, studying the phylogeny and comparative genomics of robber flies with Torsten Dikow.  CONGRATULATIONS MAUREN!!!!

April 2014 -

Dr. Kirstern Lica Haseyama successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on the molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Muscidae at Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Curitiba Brazil with Dr Claudio Carvalho. She is now a postdoc at UFPR. CONGRATULATIONS LICA!!!!

- We Welcome New Lab Members!

January 2014

Seunggwan Shin joined our lab as Postdoctoral Associate. Seunggwan received his PhD in Diptera systematics from Korean National University in 2013. He is a world authority on Sciaridae, Sciaroidea and the evolution of trophic specialization. Seunggwan is working on phylogenomics of Bibionomorpha and the analysis of BIG data sets from NextGen sequencing harvests in fly systematics.

Other news!
MIchelle Trautwein is now Schlinger Chair of Dipterology at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Congratulations Michelle!


The Evolutionary Biology of Flies (eds. D. Yeates & B. Wiegmann) now available through Columbia University Press [see publications for details]

The Wiegmann Lab is funded by the National Science Foundation Projects: DEB-1257960; EF-0334948, DEB 0842118, DEB-0731528. Disclaimer.

Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University