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People behind the Science: Dr. Charles Goodnight

This month, we touch on the always-exciting topic of multilevel selection in our Q&A feature with Dr. Charles Goodnight of the University of Vermont. In addition to his work on multi-level selection, Dr. Goodnight has also studied the effects of founder … Continue reading

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People behind the Science: Dr. Pleuni Pennings

For the first Molecular Ecologist Q&A feature of 2014, I’m excited to present Dr. Pleuni Pennings. Dr. Pennings is a postdoc with Dmitri Petrov at Standord University, where she’s studying the evolution of drug resistance in HIV. In addition to … Continue reading

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People behind the Science: Dr. Richard Lenski

A winter break special interview with Dr. Richard Lenski from Michigan State University! Dr. Lenski is probably best known for his amazingly long-long-term experimental evolution with E. coli that has been running for over 25 years and 58,000 bacterial generations! He’s … Continue reading

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People behind the Science: Dr. Ruth Shaw

In the second interview for the Molecular Ecologist, we feature Dr. Ruth Shaw from the University of Minnesota (full disclosure, Dr. Shaw was my PhD adviser). Dr. Shaw is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Evolution. In her research, she studies the … Continue reading

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People behind the Science: Loren Rieseberg

The first in a series of monthly interviews on the Molecular Ecologist was a logical choice: Dr. Loren Rieseberg, the Chief Editor of our parent journal Molecular Ecology. Dr. Rieseberg is both a Professor in the Department of Botany at … Continue reading

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Q&A: Julian Catchen helps us dig into STACKS – Part II

As promised, below is part II of our interview with Julian Catchen. These questions focus more on the specifics of using stacks (i.e., user-related questions). Please see the first post if you are interested a general overview. Even more information, … Continue reading

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Q&A: Julian Catchen helps us dig into STACKS

Julian Catchen is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oregon, where he uses computational solutions to facilitate the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Julian worked for both Intel and IBM, experiences that no doubt … Continue reading

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Q&A: Yannick Wurm wrangles RADseq to learn why some fire ants bow to more than one queen

Yannick Wurm grew up in Redwood City, California, and his initial plan was to design interfaces for Apple. But he went to university at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon—where, after two years of general engineering courses, the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Stacey Dunn chases pronghorn fawns up Bateman’s slope

Stacey Dunn is, objectively, pretty amazing. She started grad school at the Univeristy of Idaho a year before I did, studying sexual selection in pronghorn antelope on the National Bison Range in Montana. In between catching baby pronghorn (so as … Continue reading

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Stretching in new directions – Part II: Interview with Jane Lubchenco

So how does one become a successful academic and then turn around and create an equally successful career as a scientific leader and advisor to the, ahem, President of the United States? One important factor, that arose not with just … Continue reading

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