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Nastya defends her Master's thesis


Anastasiia Onyshchenko successfully defended her Master's thesis, "Phylogeny and evolutionary genomics of non-photosynthetic diatoms"

Congratulations, Nastya!


Rachel defends her honors thesis

Rachel Ungar successfully defended her honors thesis. She graduates in May and is off to start a PhD in Genetics at Stanford in the fall. Look for great things from Rachel in the coming years!

Whole genome duplication in diatoms

Our study showing a series of ancient genome duplications in diatoms is now online at American Journal of Botany. This is the product of an NSF-funded collaboration with Norm Wickett's lab to look at genome diversity in diatoms. Fun project!

Sex, motility, and a first look at diatom diversification

Teo's paper on diatom diversification is now in print at New Phytologist. It includes the largest time-calibrated diatom phylogeny to date, and it provides a cool diatom-wide look at diversification dynamics using molecular and fossil data. This was many years in the making, and it turned out beautifully.