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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Katerina Guschanski on running shoes and the boost of a closed door

Welcome to the next installment of How Molecular Ecologists Work! This entry is from Dr. Katerina Guschanski, assistant professor at Uppsala University. Katerina is a widely-trained molecular ecologist who most often works with non-human primates. I’ve learned that it often involves … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Sarah Hird on resenting Adobe, letting yourself off the hook, and starting with the hard work

Welcome to the next installment of How Molecular Ecologists Work! This entry is from Dr. Sarah Hird, postdoc at the University of California, Davis Genome Center and (new!) assistant professor at the University of Connecticut come this fall. Sarah has worked on … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: David Toews on the joy of making figures, reading in the field, and the magic track pad

Welcome to the next installment of How Molecular Ecologists Work! This entry is from Dr. David Toews, Banting Postdoctoral Researcher at Cornell University. David’s uses genomic data in combination with phenotypic, geographic, and behavioral data to ask questions about the … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Aaron Shafer on the perfect sentence, making phone calls, and German hip-hop

Welcome to the next installment of the How Molecular Ecologists Work series! For this entry, we have Dr. Aaron Shafer, who is currently transitioning from a postdoc position at Uppsala University to an assistant professor position at Trent University. Aaron … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Tracy Heath on TSA precheck, writing on your desk, and not having an alarm clock

Welcome to the next installment of How Molecular Ecologists Work! This entry is from Dr. Tracy Heath, assistant professor at Iowa State University. Tracy and her lab develop methods and models for inferring phylogenetic relationships. Some of these approaches have included using paleontological data … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: J. Chris Pires on mono-tasking, not doing it all yourself, and defining that dream job

Welcome to the next installment of the How Molecular Ecologists Work series. This entry is from Dr. J. Chris Pires, associate professor within the Division of Biological Sciences at The University of Missouri. His work is broadly described as plant … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Brant Faircloth on good headphones, one Dropbox to rule them all, and being nice

Welcome to the first installment of How Molecular Ecologists Work! This entry is from Dr. Brant Faircloth, assistant professor of computational biology at Louisiana State University. Brant’s work broadly revolves around elucidating the factors that shape biological diversity. In practice, he … Continue reading

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