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Congratulations to senior Marissa Kivi!

Marissa Kivi is an Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics senior. She joined the McLachlan lab as a freshman in the fall of 2015 and began by entering tree information from the 1800s for our PalEON project.  In the fall of 2017, … Continue reading

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Summer Undergrad Research

Next week is the start of a new semester at Notre Dame.  Before we start back up we want to highlight the outstanding work two undergrads did this summer.  Aidan Draper and Luke Onken conducted research in the McLachlan lab … Continue reading

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Welcome New Grad Student, Haley Kodak!

The McLachlan lab is thrilled to welcome Haley Kodak as the newest graduate student member! Haley graduated from Armstrong State University of Savannah, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During undergrad she took part in plant genomics research in … Continue reading

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10th World Dendro Conference Re-cap

Post by Ann Raiho, Kelly Heilman, and Andria Dawson. This post is cross-listed on the PalEON website. The 10th World Dendro Conference was held in Bhutan this summer! A Dendro Fieldweek was held the week prior to the conference where … Continue reading

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Intraspecific S. americanus Variation & Diversity Summer Experiment

Post by McLachlan lab undergraduate, Brady Stiller During these first two weeks of the summer, I joined Megan Vahsen (PhD student in the McLachlan lab) in the scenic marshes of the Chesapeake Bay to help set up an experiment that … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: S. americanus flowers, fertilization and crosses

Post by Mairead Willis, Senior Neuroscience and Behavior Major; Mairead was out of town during the poster session. She describes her work this past year here. This year I got the chance to follow in the footsteps of Gregor Mendel. … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: 2018 COS-JAM Posters

Today was the College of Science – Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM).  Undergrads across Notre Dame came together to share the results of their research projects from the past year with the rest of the University. This year we had 3 … Continue reading

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McLachlan Lab Takes Home 2nd Best Title Again!

Every year the McLachlan, Medvigy, and Rocha labs take on the Archie lab (+ friends) in bowling.  For the 6th straight year in a row, we are the 2nd best bowlers around! We once again will display the DNA helix … Continue reading

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Evolution Facilitates Colonization of Invasive Species – New Paper

New paper co-authored by Megan Vahsen from her master’s work has just come out in PNAS! Szucs et al. 2017. Rapid adaptive evolution in novel environments acts as an architect of population range expansion. PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1712934114  Abstract Colonization and expansion into … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Maryland Marshes

Post by Erin Nguyen The McLachlan team recently headed out into the field for some late season sampling. Jason, Megan, and two undergrads, Aleah and Erin, went to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Maryland to work with Pat … Continue reading

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