Three new grad students are joining the lab! We are super excited to have them and build our new UT group! Céline Carneiro (left) joins us from University of Florida and her work focuses on genomics and biodiversity. Rebecca Clemons (center) is coming from University of Michigan and her interests are in disease ecology. And Britt White (right) is already at UT and a new member of the lab co-advised with Justin Havird; her interests are in the evolution of color polymorphism in lizards.
Looking forward to some great science in the next years!
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.