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McLachlan Lab at AGU 2018!

The McLachlan lab represented at AGU (American Geophysical Union) this year!  We had five lab members of the lab present.  There were four posters presented by graduate students, Kelly Heilman and Bethany Blakely, undergrad Marissa Kivi, and Jason. Graduate student, Ann … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Welcome Back Students!

The undergrads who work in our lab are awesome!  Currently we have 10 students working on a diverse range of projects this semester.  There are students sieving and germinating seeds from cores taken from a marsh in Maryland. These seeds … Continue reading

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Welcome Megan Vahsen

The McLachlan lab welcomes new graduate student Megan Vahsen! Megan is joining us to work on the marsh evolution and ecology project. See this page to learn more about Megan and the project.

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Quant Camp

Jason coordinated Quant Camp, an optional full emersion short course on quantitative skills for early career BIOS grad students from all disciplines. The goals of the course were to provide hands on practical experience in problem solving, to introduce best … Continue reading

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