Category Archives: Lab Updates

Helena Kleiner’s Award Winning Poster

Helena’s poster for the 2021 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference was awarded one of the Best Graduate Student Poster Awards. Click on the poster below to see it at full size.

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McLachlan Lab Undergrad Brady Stiller Named 2020 Valedictorian

We are excited that Brady Stiller has been named the 2020 Valedictorian for the University of Notre Dame!  Brady joined the lab as a sophomore in 2017 working on the marsh project.  In addition to contributing to research during the academic year, Brady … Continue reading

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2019 Blue Genes Harvest

Author: Megan Vahsen In early October, several members of the McLachlan lab conducted a harvest of our mesocosm experiment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. The experiment was a huge effort as a part of our … Continue reading

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Science Conversations and Site Review with NSF Program Director

On Tuesday, August 6, we had the opportunity to give Liz Blood, the DEB (Division of Environmental Biology) Program Director at NSF, a tour of our Blue Genes marsh experiment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).  The day was … 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: 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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