Welcome to Alison Cleary, a Norwegian Science Foundation funded postdoc who will be joining our lab for a little while to work on Antarctic fur seal population genetics in collaboration with Andy Lowther and Kit Kovaks.
We sadly say a premature farewell to William Handel, a visiting PhD student of Greg Charrier, who broke his collar bone in a freak skateboarding accident 😦 We hope he has a good trip back to Brittany and wish him a speedy recovery.
David, Michele and I had a fun and successful trip to Brittany and the northern french coast to collect clams (Mya arenaria). We’re grateful to our collaborator Greg Charrier, as well as to my parents in law, Bob and Janine, for a very warm welcome! We are also eternally grateful to Jaques Grall for telling us exactly where to look for Mya.
You can read a press release here.
Martin is leaving us for a little while to work in the field on elephant seals with Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse. Hope they have a great season!
Congratulations to Martin for winnimg a Genetics Society Heredity Fieldwork Grant. This will help fund his fieldwork in Mexico, where he plans to study elephant seal microbiomes.
Well done to David Vendrami for his star appearance on our local television station, WDR. To see David talking about shellfish genetics and climate change (article in German) see: