The Wiegmann Lab

Dipteran Molecular Systematics at North Carolina State University






LAB NEWS (updated 4 July 2013):

1 July - 11 July 2013  Wiegmann is co-Instructor, with Jeet Sukumaran and Matt Pennel,  Curso Filogenetica @ Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Centro de Investigación de la Biodiversidad y el Cambio Climático, Quito, Ecuador.

June 2013

Exciting New Publication by Tabanid PEET graduate student Bryan Lessard:

Lessard, B, S. L. Cameron, B. M. Wiegmann, and D. K. Yeates (2013) The evolution and biogeography of the austral horse fly tribe Scionini (Diptera: Tabanidae: Pangoniinae) inferred using multiple mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 516-540.

16 May- 19 May 2013

Lab members and colleagues conducted field research and shared recent results at the North American Dipterists Society (NADS) Field Meeting held 16-19 May 2013 at Mississippi State University.  Beautiful southern US collecting localities in Noxubee N.W.R. and Tombigbee N.F. were surveyed for many two-winged inhabitants.  Special thanks to MSU systematist Rich Brown for hosting an excellent meeting.

March 2013 - We've Moved... to labs and offices on 3rd Floor, Gardner Hall. Stop by and say 'hey!'

- We Welcome New Lab Members!

Visiting PhD student Kirstern Lica Haseyama is conducting molecular systematics research and training on a 1-year fellowship from the Federal University of Paraná. Lica completed her M.S. in Entomology in 2010 from Federal University of Paraná.  For her Ph.D., Lica is collecting molecular and morphological data on the phylogeny of Muscidae with special emphasis on the placement on the placement and diversification of Neotropical lineages.

Other news!

October 2012 - Dr. Steven Turner successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, The
Evolution of Sexually Selected Traits in Dance Flies.  Steve is now a Post Doctoral Researcher at Iowa State University in the Nason lab studying the evolutionary ecology of the fig-wasp mutualism in Baja Mexico.  CONGRATULATIONS STEVE!!!!

ewNewly published:

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: EF-0334948, DEB 0842118, DEB-0731528. Disclaimer.

Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University