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!
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.
After an ‘honorable mention’ last year, MS student Maria Stager successfully lands an well-deserved NSF predoc fellowship! She’ll use these funds to continue her work on metabolic flexibility in Juncos while pursuing her PhD in the Cheviron Lab starting the fall! Congrats Maria!
PhD student Henry Pollock scores a prestigious Smithsonian CIC fellowship to continue has work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama! Way to go Henry!
Maria and Shane present lab research at Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting in Austin Texas.