We’ve had a few new papers come out recently. You can download pdfs here.
Jones, M.R., Z.A. Cheviron, & M.D. Carling. Altitudinal variation in positively selected major histocompatibility class I loci in the rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis). In press. Immunogenetics.
Cheviron, Z.A., C. Natarajan, J. Projecto-Garcia, #D.K. Eddy, J. Jones, M.D. Carling, C.C. Witt, H. Moriyama, R.E. Weber, A. Fago, & J.F. Storz. Integrating evolutionary and functional analyses to test hypotheses about molecular adaptation: A case study of altitudinal differentiation in hemoglobin function in an Andean Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis. In press. Molecular Biology and Evolution.
Pollock, H.P, Z.A. Cheviron, T.J. Agin, & J.D. Brawn. The role of microclimate variation in the habitat selection of Neotropical understory insectivorous birds. In press. Biological Conservation.
Henry, Maria, and Phred presented some of the latest lab research at the American Ornithologists’ Meeting in Estes Park CO. Nice work guys!
Witt Lab alum, Cole Wolf, has just arrived on campus to start his PhD in the Cheviron lab. Cole will be working on mechanisms of hypoxia adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, and thermogenic performance in Peromyscus mice. Welcome Cole!
Lab collaborator Dave Swanson from the University of South Dakota visits the lab to learn in the ins and outs of RNA-seq, and to extend our work on seasonal flexibility in thermogenic performance in chickadees and goldfinches.
Phred competed his first field season in northwestern Mexico where he is studying osmoregulatory adaptations in saltmarsh populations of Savannah Sparrows. Check out photos from his trip here.
Maria crushes her MS thesis defense, and will promptly move on to her PhD studies in the Cheviron Lab! Way to go Maria!
Zac presents lab research at the Evolution meeting in Raleigh NC. Talk slides will be posted soon.
Zac’s NSF RAPID grant to study the effects of the 2014 polar vortex on thermogenic performance in deer mice is recommended for funding!
Zac participated in a symposium on genetic adaptation to high altitude at the 10th World Congress on High Altitude Physiology and Mountain Medicine in Bolzano Italy. Slides from his talk can be found here.