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Kathleen Pryer
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27707-0338
Telephone: 919-660-7380

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Erin Sigel, New PhD!!!

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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)
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Azolla crowdfunding success!

 We did it!  Thank you so much to our 123 crowdfunders + BGI!

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 Read all about it here!

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Azolla crowdfunding project launched!

 Let's sequence a fern genome together! Check it out here

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Horizontal gene transfer

Li, et al2014. Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns. PNAS
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Fay-Wei awarded NSF DDIG!

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

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Amanda Grusz, Ph.D.!!!

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Congratulations Amanda - our newly minted Ph.D!  On March 25, Amanda successfully defended her dissertation to her Ph.D. committee (Pryer, Advisor; Donohue, Mitchell-Olds, Noor, and Windham). Graduation day on May 10!   ... then Amanda embarks on a posdoc at the Smithsonian Institution in DC.  We will miss you Amanda!

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