Published in Science !-- The first 104 taxon Insect Phylogeny from the 1Kite Project.. of which we are proud to be a part!! 1kite.org
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!
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.
MIchelle Trautwein is now Schlinger Chair of Dipterology at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Congratulations Michelle!