We gathered all the Zamudio lab bodies that were on campus in late August for a photoshoot to accompany our lab profile… those of you who have done one of these before know how awkward it is to be photographed “acting normal” in front of the camera. We had fun – and here are some rockstar images of some of the members of the Zamudio Lab (Summer 2019). Photocredit: Dave Burbank
Cornell Research recently profiled Jordan Garcia’s work on local thermal adaptation in widely distributed salamanders. The story includes details on his path to finding his interests and the questions he chose to address, a nice story of science in progress!
Congratulations to Jordan Garcia, for completing his A-exam today! Jordan’s thesis focuses on thermal performance and local adaptation in spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) across its wide latitudinal range.
As is tradition in EEB, he dented a lab ceiling tile with a champagne cork!
Cait McDonald has taught many courses in EEB over the course of her graduate career, and excelled at all of them. This week she was named an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant by Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Here she is with her certificate and a heavy golden apple! Congratulations Cait!
Cinnamon Mittan and Anat Belasen are attending the NextProf workshop this week at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This is a great professional development opportunity, and leads grad students and post-docs through the steps and expectations of applying for jobs and establishing an independent research career.
The next worshop, NexProf2019, will be in Atlanta Georgia in October 2019. Applications are due June 10, 2019.
Congratulations to Maria Akopyan, co-advised in the Therkildsen and Zamudio labs, for completing her A-exam today! Maria’s thesis focuses on the genomics of local adaptation of the silverside (Menidia) across a steep environmental gradient along the eastern US coast. We look forward to the amazing findings that will come from her work.
As is tradition in EEB, she dented a lab ceiling tile with a champagne cork!
KZ was interviewed for a science podcast by Robyn Williams, a very fun science reporter from the Science Show, ABC News Australia. The conversation was wide-reaching, ranging from habitats, to fungi, to politics of Brazil, and international collaborations. Here is the podcast with a shout out to our wonderful Brazilian collaborators!