Erin knocked it waaaay out of the park on July 11, 2014! Fantastic work Erin, and congratulations on your Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian! Erin's Dissertation: A Next-Generation Approach to Systematics in the Classic Reticulate Polypodium vulgare Species Complex (Polypodiaceae)
We did it! Thank you so much to our 123 crowdfunders + BGI! Read all about it here!
Let's sequence a fern genome together! Check it out here!
Li, et al. 2014. Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns. PNAS. MEDIA COVERAGE: New York Times, The Economist, National Geographic, Cosmos Magazine, Duke Today, Scientific American, Decoded Science, Nature Reviews Genetics
Congratulations to Fay-Wei for his success in the 2013-2014 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) competition! DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Assessing the Evolutionary Significance of Recurrent Horizontal Gene Transfer of a Chimeric Photoreceptor in Ferns