Latest lab news....
Seagrass restoration genetics in mesocosms paper published in PLOS One, featuring Cohen lab postdocs Brian Ort and Sheh May Tam:
Sarah presents at BAASICS.4 Watershed (Bay Area Art and Science Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sessions on Aquatic diversity in San Francisco Bay (ODC Theatre, January 2014)
Kristina Yu of the Exploratorium visits the lab to discuss collaborative microscopy presentations (January 2014)
Tricia's paper on acanthocephalan mole crab parasite phylogeography available in Early View, Journal of Biogeography
Undergraduate winter extern Rebecca Levine visits the lab for a week from Swarthmore College (January 2014)
Margot White visits the lab for a week of work writing up her summer project on MHC variability and bottlenecking (January 2014)
Congratulations to Anastasia Ennis on her CSU COAST award to further her research on endangered salt marsh harvest mouse immunogenetic variation related to population constriction (January 2014)
Presentations at the annual Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Austin, Texas this January included Cohen lab summer interns Margot White (HHMI, Macalester College; poster), Alejandro Bellon (Swarthmore College; talk), and Ashley Contreras (CSU STAR 2013; poster)
Beth Sheets presents her Master's thesis talk, Global phylogeography of the widely introduced tropical ascidian, Botrylloides nigrum, on December 18.
Sarah just returned from participation in a fascinating discussion on the past and future of the field of Evolution and Development (EvoDevo), and Ecology, thanks to the NSF-sponsored workshop in Durham, North Carolina at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Congratulations Benson Chow, Calvin Lee, and Laura Melroy for your Biology Department IRA research awards! Thanks to everyone in the lab for thoughtful writing and editing.
Katie Nuessly presents her thesis talk,
Do abiotic factors explain the local-scale distribution of the Leptasterias sea star?
November 22, 2013, RTC Bay Conference Center
Tricia Goulding's Master's accepted for publication in the Journal of Biogeography:
Phylogeography of a marine acanthocephalan: lack of cryptic diversity in a cosmopolitan parasite of mole crabs.
Congratulations to Carrie Craig on her new paper in the Journal of Plankton Research:
Welcome new Cohen lab graduate students: Ann Holmes, Calvin Lee, and Laura Melroy!
Darragh Clancy and Beth Sheets presented research talks on the genetics of invasive tunicates at the International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions in Vancouver, BC, August 20-23. They both received Early Career Scientist Travel Awards from the North Pacific Marine Science Organization to attend this conference. Sarah presented a Cohen/Kimmerer lab group project on invasive copepod diversity in San Francisco Bay.