Past Lab Meetings

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From Edwards Lab Meeting 12.04.17 "Signatures of Recent Selection in the House Finch" presented by Allison Shultz

2017 Edwards Lab Meetings

Date NAME TOPIC
9/18 Scott State of the Lab Address
10/16 Zhirui Bayesian Model for Detecting Convergent Rate Changes of Conserved Elements
10/23 Kathrin Evolution of a Naturally Varying CRISPR-Cas System: Interactions between Phage, Bacteria, and Avian Host
10/24 Daren Genomic Basis of Convergent Phenotypic Evolution in Island Populations of Boa Constrictor
10/30 Jonathan Birds of Peru
11/6 Simon Updates on Albatross, Fairywren, and Goldfinch Projects
11/13 Pengcheng Purifying Selection Has Small Power in Small Avian Populations
11/13 Eamon Phylogeography of the Rofous-Fronted Thornbird using ddRADseq
11/27 Xuming Draft Genome Assemblies of Beaver and Naked Mole Rat
11/28 Catherine Evolution in Threatened Species through the Lens of Molecular Genetics
12/1 Rafa Evolution of Plumage Color in the Furnarii, a Large Clade of Neotropical Passerines
12/4 Allison Signatures of Recent Selection in the House Finch

 

2016 Edwards Lab Meetings

Date NAME TOPIC
23-Sept Gustavo Suboscine Phylogeny
30-Sept Scott Edwards CNEEs as Phylogenetic Markers
7-Oct Brian Arbogast Cryptic Speciation in North American Flying Squirrels and the Australian Greater Glider
17-Oct Michael Reed Extinction
21-Oct Tim Updates on Current Projects
24-Oct John  The Contribution of Niche Conservatism (and Evolution) in Speciation of Alpine Pheasants
24-Oct Pengcheng Impact of Tissue Architecture on the Nature and Predictability of Tumor Evolution: Insights from a Computational Model
31-Oct Betul Phylogenetic Reconstruction of C-Fixation Enzymes
7-Nov Lauren O'Connell Chemical and Cognitive Ecology of Poison Frogs
28-Nov Katie Evolution of Retinal Specializations Across the Avian Tree
28-Nov Simon Behavioral Ecology of Storm Petrels
2-Dec Jonathan Phylogeography of Hemispingus Tanagers in the Andes
14-Dec Allison Evolution of the Avian Immune System Across Different Scales
15-Dec Kathrin More than just Host-Parasite Interaction
16-Dec Phil Exploring the Developmental Genomics of Flight Loss Through CNEEs and ATAC-seq
16-Dec Alison Life on the Edge (of the anomaly zone): How Incomplete Lineage Sorting Influences Palaeognath Phylogenomics

 

2015 Edwards Lab Meetings

Date NAME TOPIC
30-Jan Scott Edwards State of the Lab Address 2015
6-Feb Tim The Pervasive Impact of Natural Selection on Genome Evolution
13-Feb Christie Evolutionary History of Egg Mimicry in the Striped Cuckoo, a Neotropical Bird Parasite
23-Feb Terry Cappelli CNVs in Dogs & Joint and Pelvis Evolution
2-Mar Phil

To Quals and Beyond: Assessing the Ratite Flightless Phenotype Through Evo-Devo Genomics

13-Mar Maude T1R Evolution and Multiple Origins of Sweet Taste in Vertebrates
23-Mar Betul Genome Engineering, Historical Contingency, and Pathways of Evolution
30-Mar Shane Climate-Mediated Evolution of Niche Breadth, Thermal Tolerance, and Isolation in the Green Anole
10-Apr Allison Detecting Selection from Whole Genome Sequencing
27-Apr Cassie Avian Eggs: Comparative Genomics and Nanomechanics
11-May Simon Parentage and Relatedness Inference in Leach's Storm Petral
22-May Tim Detecting Signatures of Convergent Evolution in Genomic Data: Applications to Ratites
29-May Cynthia The Influence of Obligate Brood Parasitism on Host Parent Behavior in the Baywing (Agelaioides Badius)
9-Jun Felipe Zapata New Approaches to Species Delimitation Using Information from Natural History Collections
9-Jun Felipe Zapata Improving the Phylogenomics Pipeline Using Novel Alignment and Annotation Tools
10-Jun Xuming Zhou Evolutionary Genomics of Snub-Nosed Monkeys
22-Jun Andres Epigenetics and Evolution

2014 Edwards Lab Meetings

Date NAME TOPIC
7-Feb Scott Edwards State of the Lab Address 2014 & Genomics, Feathers, and Flightlessness
14-Feb Terry Capellini Human Evolutionary Biology Guest Lecture
17-Mar Phil Grayson From Redwings to More Molecular Things: An Overview of My Past Research
4-Apr Christie Riehl Cognition, Cooperation, Cheating, Cuckoos, and Cookies
7-Apr Lauren O'Connell, Bauer Fellow The Soft Side of a Killer: Parental Care in Poison Frogs
9-May Cassie Stoddard Egg Genomics
19-May Maude Baldwin Avian T1R Taste Receptors
23-May Simon Sin MHC and Mate Choice in the European Badger & Genomic Sequencing of a New Decapod Model
26-May Shane Campbell-Stanton Phylogenetic History and Climate Mediated Selection in the Green Anole

2013 Edwards Lab Meetings

Date NAME TOPIC
25-Feb Scott Edwards State of the Lab Address 2013
6-Mar Christie Cheaters and Collaborators: The Evolution of Conspecific Brood Parasitism in a Cooperatively Breeding Bird
8-Mar Peter Wilton Population-Genetic Inference and the Effects of Shared Population Pedigrees (with updates on introgression in Zimmerius flycatchers)
25-Mar Maude The Evolution of Sweet Taste in Birds
27-Mar Mark MHC Genotypes in Relation to Mate Choice Decision in House Finch
29-Mar  Toby Lenz Indirect Costs of Balancing Selection: Lessons from the Human MHC
2-Apr

Amanda & Zach

Recent Evolution of Mycoplasma Gallisepticum in House Finches & Fairy Wren Molt and Personality
8-Apr

Allison

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Phylogeography of the House Finch using Rad-Tag Sequencing

10-Apr Shane Temperature-Dependent Phylogeography of A. Carolinensis
6-May Cassie Avian Recognition: Insights from Computer Vision
8-May Mary Evolutionary Medicine: Large-Scale Comparative Genomics of the Innate Immune System of Vertebrates

 

2012 Edwards Lab Meetings

Mondays, 9:30 am, MCZ Ornithology Department Library

Date

NAME

TOPIC

30-Jan

Clemens/Moos

Phylogeography of shorebirds and House Finch cis-regulatory evolution

6-Feb

Scott

State of the Lab Address 2012

13-Feb

Frank Rheindt

Introgression again!

24-Feb

Christian Rabeling (Pierce lab)

Can sex re-evolve? Dogging for sex in a fungus-growing ant

27-Feb

Toby Lenz

MHC evolution and local adaptation - from alleles to species

2-Mar

Meaghan Parker

Demonstration of Geneious software

5-Mar

Helen James (Smithsonian)

Thoughts about honeycreepers and other Hawaiian birds

 

***Spring break***

 

19-Mar

Shane

A. carolinensis phylogeography and transcriptomics

26-Mar

Maude

Sweet taste receptors in birds

2-Apr

Matt

More reptile GC!

9-Apr

Mark

MHC and Mycoplasma resistance in House Finches

16-Apr

Flavia/Bonnie

Multilocus phylogeography of North American birds

23-Apr

Bianca/Liz

MHC diversity in storm petrels/cis-regulatory evolution in House Finches

30-Apr

Allison

Phylogeography of the House Finch

 

 

 

 

2011 Edwards Lab Meetings

Mondays, 9:40 am, MCZ Ornithology Department Library

 

Date

NAME

TOPIC

31-Jan

Scott

State of the Lab Address 2011

7-Feb

Nigel

Ultrafast evolution in Mycoplasma

14-Feb

Ricardo Mallarino

Evo-devo in Darwin's finches and their relatives

21-Feb

Ricardo Godinez

Evolution of the amniote MHC

28-Feb

Christian

Facts of life: the birds and the trees

7-Mar

Shane

Practice talk for quals

14-Mar

Qu

Evolution of intron size in birds, reptiles and mammals

21-Mar

Clemens

Tba

28-Mar

Mark

MHC and mate choice in birds

4-Apr

Dan

How many Z's? Comparing sex chromosome content across turtles

11-Apr

Maude

Hummingbird taste

18-Apr

Matt

Describing new genomes

25-Apr

Frank

Introgression in Zimmerius flycatchers

2-May

Niclas

House finch genomics

9-May

Chris Organ

Paleogenomics

 

 

 

 

2010 Edwards Lab Meetings

Fridays, 9:30 am, MCZ Ornithology Department Library

Hairy Woodpecker

Date

Name

Title

5-Feb

Scott

"State of the Lab Address" 2010

12-Feb

Niclas Backstrom

Gene mapping in passerine birds

19-Feb

Miguel Alcaide

Toll-like receptors as immune markers in birds

26-Feb

Susan Cameron

Models of Last Glacial Maximum distribution in the North American avifauna

5-Mar

Dan Janes

DMRT1 serves dual roles in sex determination

12-Mar

Matt Fujita

Tinkering with the Anolis genome and next-gen sequencing

19-Mar

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Spring break

26-Mar

June Lee

Reproductive genes in Australian Fairy Wrens

2-Apr

Shane Campbell-Staton

Phylogenomics of Anolis carolinensis

9-Apr

Shaoyuan Wu

Multilocus phylogeny and evolution of dipodoid rodents

16-Apr

Frank Rheindt

Multilocus systematics of Elaenia flycatchers

23-Apr

Ingrid Soltero/Bei An

Generating molecular markers for multilocus phylogeography and phylogeny

30-Apr

Maude Baldwin

Molecular evolution of taste receptors in birds

Monday*, 3-May

Ricardo Godinez

Evolution of the MHC in amniotes

7-May

Chris Organ/Andy Shedlock

The future of phylogenomics

*Additional meeting time

 

 

 

 

 

2009 Edwards Lab Meetings

Mondays, 3:30 am, MCZ Ornithology Department Library


 

Malurus Maxent

Date

Name

Title

6-Feb

Scott

"State of the Lab Address" and Mycoplasma update

13-Feb

Dan janes

Stuck between an emu and a turtle, but aren’t we all?

24-Feb

Shaoyuan Wu

The Evolution of Bipedalism in Dipodoidea (Rodentia: Mammalian)

2-Mar

Rob/Kira and Amir

(Collection database and Odyssey)

9-Mar

Susan Cameron

Spatial models of genetic and morphological diversity

16-Mar

Ricardo Godinez

The origins of the minimal-essential MHC

23-Mar

 

(no meeting: spring break)

30-Mar

Andy Shedlock

Amniote Genomics Update

6-Apr

Gabor Bethlendy, Nimblegen

Nimblegen arrays: BAC arrays, comparative genome hybridization, and gene expression

13-Apr

Chris Organ

Recent studies in reptile genomics

Tuesday, 21-Apr

Maude Baldwin

Taste receptors in birds

27-Apr

June Yong Lee

A species tree for Australian fairy wrens (Maluridae)

4-May

Mato Lagator

TBA

11-May

Denis O'Meally (Australian National University)

Evolution of sex chromosomes in snakes

25-May

Camille Bonneaud

Gene expression patterns indicate adaptation to a pathogen

1-Jun

Miguel Alcaide

Population genetics of MHC genes and parasites

 

 

 

2008 Edwards Lab Meetings

Fridays, 2:00 am, MCZ Ornithology Department Library

 

Date

NAME

TOPIC

8-Feb

Scott Edwards 

The year ahead & multilocus analysis of treecreepers (Climacteris)

15-Feb

Dan Janes

Expression of sex-differentiation genes across species with different sex-determining mechanisms

22-Feb

Chris Balakrishnan (visiting scholar) 

Phylogeography and multilocus population genetics of the Zebra Finch

Feb-29

Patricia Brito 

Multilocus systematics of Solomon Islands White-eyes (Zosterops)

7-Mar

Liang Liu

Maximum tree - a consistent estimator of the species tree

14-Mar

Maude Baldwin

Remembrances of research past: stonechats of the world, unite!

21-Mar

Anna Dubiec 

New Mhc loci in the house finch and their use in behavioral ecology

March 28 (no meeting-Spring break)

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4-Apr

June Yong Lee

Multilocus phylogeography of the Red-backed Fairy Wren (and future plans)

11-Apr

Chris Organ 

"A mixed sampler"; a.k.a., I'm makin' this up as I go along

18-Apr

Andy Shedlock 

Squamate repeat dynamics

25-Apr

Camille Bonneaud 

Designing a microarray to examine changes in gene expression in house finches infected with Mycoplasma gallisepticum

May 2 (@ 3 pm)

Ricardo Godinez

Evolutionary history of the amniote Mhc region

May 12 (Monday, 2 pm) 

Terry O'Dwyer

Molecular mechanisms of individual recognition in Procellariformes

16-May

Elaine Vo/Mato Lagator

Genetics and toxicology of black-footed albatross; population genetics of House Finches

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Edwards Lab Meetings

 

DATE

NAME

TOPIC

2-Feb

Scott Edwards 

Comparison of parameter estimates for BEST and MCMCcoal

9-Feb

Andy Shedlock 

Repeat diversity in reptiles and the ancestral amniote genome

16-Feb

Patricia Brito

Phylogeography of the Tawny Owl, and other stories...

23-Feb

June Yong Lee 

Anonymous Loci vs. Introns in the Fairywren group

2-Mar

Anna Dubiec 

Age- and sex-related effects on immune function in the blue tit

9-Mar

Dan Janes 

Nucleotide diversity in the pseudoautosomal region in emu

16-Mar

Chris Balakrishnan

Polymorphism, recombination and linkage disequilibrium in wild zebra finch populations.

23-Mar

TBA

TBA

April 6 (no meeting March 30)

Charles Chapus

Mapping of BAC-end sequences on the Chicken genome: American Alligator, Painted Turtle and Emu.

13-Apr

Liang Liu 

Estimating the Population Size Estimating population size from multilocus gene trees

20-Apr

Ricardo Godinez 

The first genomic characterization of a Reptilian MHC gene family

   

Reconstructing the gene order of the MHC family in the amniote ancestor

27-Apr

James Degnan 

TBA

4-May

Undergrad Symposium

TBA

11-May

Camille Bonneaud

Designing a microarray to examine changes in gene expression in house finches infected with Mycoplasma gallisepticum

18-May

Chris Organ 

The BMP gene neighborhood in Alligator

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Edwards Lab Meetings

 

DATE

NAME

TOPIC

10-Feb

James Degnan

Coalescent Theory

20-Feb

Nancy Rotzel

Treecreepers / Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

27-Feb

Chris Organ

DINOGENOMICS

3-Mar

Chris Balakrishnan

Zebra Finch Population Genomics

13-Mar

Ricardo Mallarino

TBA

20-Mar

Kara O'Keefe

Phylogeny of Phages

27-Mar

Andy Shedlock

CR1 LINE evolution in Reptilia

3-Apr

Scott Edwards

Gene Trees / Species Trees

10-Apr

Corrie Saux Moreau

CGR Cluster

17-Apr

Charles Chapus

TBA

24-Apr

June Yong Lee

TBA

1-May

Antonis Rokas

Evolutionary Bioinformatics

8-May

Ricardo Godinez

TBA

15-May

Dr. Dan Janes

FISHing in Oz

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Edwards Lab Meetings

 

DATE

NAME

TOPIC

4-Feb

Scott Edwards

Two reviews on bird phylogeny and speciation,and other evolutionary activities

11-Feb

Bryan Jennings

An empirical evaluation of the genealogical species concept

18-Feb

Sarah Kingan

Dissertation ideas: sex chromosomes, sexual selection, speciation!

25-Feb

Chris Organ

Graduate work and upcoming project

4-Mar

Dan Janes

Evolution of sex chromosomes (Z + W)

11-Mar

Chris Balakrishnan

Parasitic Finches and non-parasitic finches

18-Mar

Kara O'Keefe

Molecular strategies in viruses

25-Mar

Nancy Rotzel

Treecreeper phylogeography

8-Apr

No meeting

 

15-Apr

Andy Shedlock

Comparative Studies of reptile (including bird) genome evolution

22-Apr

No meeting

 

29-Apr

Tobias Lenz

Mhc class I genes in house finches

6-May

Miguel Alcaide

Mhc in lesser kestrels