Science Article for Borstein

Sam Borstein (O’Meara Lab) is a coauthor on a new article in Science called “A pharyngeal jaw evolutionary innovation facilitated extinction in Lake Victoria cichlids.” This paper looks at how the pharyngeal jaw apparatus in cichlids, widely considered an evolutionary […]

NSF Grant for O’Meara

Brian O’Meara is co-PI on a newly funded, nearly $1 million NSF grant entitled “Collaborative Research: ABI Development: An open infrastructure to disseminate phylogenetic knowledge.” Brian’s part is to make trees with time information more available, and includes funds for a […]

NSF Grant for O'Meara and Gilchrist

Congratulations to Brian O’Meara and Mike Gilchrist, who were recently awarded a new grant from NSF for “Population genetics-based codon models.”  They will be developing new methods of phylogenetic reconstruction using protein coding sequences of DNA.  Unlike most work in […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships – Updated (again)

Five Six current or incoming EEB students were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships or honorable mentions: Awards: Rachel Fovargue (Armsworth lab) Lauren Breza (Classen lab) Angela Chuang (incoming Riechert lab) Honorable mentions: Brian Looney (Matheny) Katie Massana (Schilling & O’Meara) Quentin […]

R-Encyclopedia of Life interface

Research assistant professor Barb Banbury and assistant professor Brian O’Meara recently received funding from the Encyclopedia of Life for creating an R interface to parse information from that site. This can be used to identify phylogenetic trends in amount of […]