October 2012 Fay-Wei passed his prelims with flying colors (from red to blue ... and everything in-between!). His committee (Pryer, Meng Chen, Sönke Johnson, Corbin Jones, Sarah Mathews) was wowed by his defense of " Seeing the light: the origin and evolution of a chimeric phororeceptor".
October 2012 Nineteen Species of Fern Named for Lady Gaga Read about it in DukeToday Also, a YouTube video of Lady Gaga's performance at the 2010 Grammys, which helped inspire this naming honor, may be found HERE
September 2012 Congratulations to Carl - our newly minted Ph.D. - who gave a great seminar ["Phylogenetics of Cystopteridaceae: Reticulation and Divergence in a Cosmopolitan Fern Family"] to the Systematics Group on the morning of August 27, and later that afternoon successfully defended his Ph.D. to his committee (Pryer,…
June 2012 Pryer Lab Undergrad Anne Johnson has first research paper published in American Journal of Botany. Congratulations Anne!
April 2012 Congratulations to Grad Student Fay-Wei Li who landed a 2012-2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!