Congrats Autumn 2018 Graduates!

Congratulations to all the biograds who completed their degrees in Fall 2019! Here are the graduates and what they are up to now:

CJ Battey Seasonal Migration, Gene Flow, and Speciation in North American Bird Klicka lab || September 14, 2018 Website:
I'm currently a postdoc in the Kern Lab at the University of Oregon institute of Ecology and Evolution, working on estimating dispersal distance and population density from genome sequences of Anopheles mosquitos in Africa.

Emily Bain Development and Evolution of Cell Behavior and Interactions During Danio Pattern Formation
Parichy lab || December 3, 2018
I'm now a Research Program Advisor in the Biology Department at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. My job includes working to increase the visibility of the Cell and Development Biology research happening here at UVA along the mid-Atlantic, liaising with the local biotech community and ensuring c…

Grad Publication: Gideon Dunster on the benefits of delayed school start for Seattle high-school students


Grad Publications: David Villalobos and Alex Lowe on Biodiversity in Bats, Rodents, and Plants

David Villalobos In the past few months, two pieces of my research in Costa Rica have been published (bats) or accepted for publication (rodents). 
The bat researchwas published at CheckList: The Journal of Biodiversity data and tells the story of how we increased the number of bats species detected in Costa Rica. Our target for this project were two species of free-tailed bats  (Chiroptera: Molossidae)  whose presence in Costa Rica was hotly debated due to the small number of specimens actually found in Costa Rica. Using geographical and morphological evidence, this paper shows how we confirmed the presence of Nyctinomops laticaudatusand Eumops nanusin the country. Although Chiroptera is considered to be a fairly well studied taxa, our findings show that more work needs to be done to understand the biogeography of these organisms.
Geographical and morphological information of Nyctinomops laticaudatus1: Localities of the known geographic distribution of N. laticaudatusin Costa Rica and…

BioPhilmD: Demystifying Grad School

Dear SciPos readers!
We know that the process of applying to Ph.D programs, along with many other aspects of the STEM Ph.D experience, can often seem mysterious. So a group of UW Biodept students have been working hard since the beginning of the year to create a series of videos and this week, a free web-streamed Q&A designed to demystify this process. We especially hope these resources will be helpful for potential students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, first-generation students, and students with disabilities, but they are intended for ANYONE interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Biology, in our program, or anywhere else.
We’re calling this project BioPhilmD. :) You can find short videos aimed at answering specific questions about graduate school at the YouTube channel BioPhilmD. In those videos, you will find advice and tips from current biology graduate students on how to put together your application package, how to navigate graduate life with a disabi…