Author Archives: R Shawn Abrahams

The brief history of African Americans in Evolutionary Biology, and why that is the case.

Update, 11 June 2020: This post has been edited to clarify attributions. I remember the first day I met a Black faculty member in evolutionary biology. I had just finished my first year of graduate school and was attending the Workshop … Continue reading

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One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes and Not a Single to Spare

What is the weight of a transcriptome? How about a thousand? Every day new sequencing machines are purring away, base pair by base pair, producing novel insights into the genomes of our favorite organisms. As technology improves, costs come down, and opportunities … Continue reading

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New Kids on the Blog: Katie E. Grogan & R. Shawn Abrahams

 Name: Katie E. Grogan Current Position, Institution, & Department: Postdoctoral fellow in the Departments of Anthropology & Biology at Pennsylvania State University Contact information (if you want people to be able to reach you): What is your elevator pitch? … Continue reading

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