Provost’s Award for Best Poster

Undergraduate researchers Zach Johnston and Nick Elliott win the Provost’s Award for the best poster at the San Diego State University Student Research Symposium (SRS). Poster title: “Molecular Evolution and Expression of Defense Genes Underlying Plant Carnivory”. Way to go! The SRS is a two-day event recognizing the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of SDSU students. Find out more about the San Diego State University’s SRS.

‘Spiraling Into History’: Molecular Phylogeny, Biogeographic Origins, And Floral Evolution Of Spiral Gingers Published!

Our collaborative manuscript on the evolution of Costus has been published in Systematic Botany. Congratulations Shayla Salzman, Heather Driscoll, Thiago André, Stacy Shen, and Chelsea Specht

See the full paper here: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1600/036364415X686404Picture

Amanda Romaine Presents at Evolution 2014

Tanya and undergraduate researcher Amanda Romaine are going to Evolution 2014! Please stop by Amanda’s poster on “The implications of life history on the molecular evolution of chemoreception in predatory paussine beetles”, research supported by NIH and the PERT program at the University of Arizona.

Update: We had a great time at Evolution 2014! Amanda had many people visit her poster and Tanya’s paussine chemosensory talk was well attended. We even had a chance to visit some carnivorous plants in the wild at the Green Swamp.Picture