Lena Vincent has been selected as a pre-doctoral fellow by the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology program. Congratulations Lena – you’re the FINESST!
Biogeography and Biome Evolution in Malvaceae
A new paper, arising from a collaboration between David Baum and Alexander Zizka, among others, is now out in Journal of Biogeography.
Lena Vincent named Kohler Fellow
Lena Vincent was just selected a Marie Christine Kohler Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery for the 2020-2021 academic year. Congrats Lena!
Brandon Dawning receives Sophomore Honors Summer Apprenticeship
Congratulations to Brandon for winning a fellowship for his project, Chemical Ecosystem Selection and the Origins of Life!
Nisa Karimi’s Baobab phylogeny paper
This ambitious collaborative project led by Nisa Karimi is now published! It reports on the phylogenomics of Adansonia and documents reticulate evolution in the group. The paper also presents some important new methods developed by Cécile …
Chemical ecology preprint
This preprint by Zhen, Praful, ALex, and David shows that chemical reaction networks can contain autocatalytic cycles which can show logistic growth when fed with a flux of food. Furthermore, when multiple autocatalytic cycles are …
Alex Plum receives Hilldale Fellowship
Congratulations to Alex Plum for receiving a prestigious 2020-21 Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship! Alex will continue his theoretical work modeling the dynamics of autocatalytic chemical reaction networks to understand the emergence of adaptive evolution before …
Melody Sain research on plant sex is feature by UW-Madison News
Lena Vincent wins poster prize at ALife 2018
Lena Vincent won the organizers prize for the best student poster at ALife 2018 in Tokyo for her poster A chemical ecosystem selection approach for generating evolvable chemical systems in vitro. Congratulations Lena!
David’s WN@TL lecture is available to view
David’s Wednesday Nite at the Lab lecture The Origin of Life as a Chemical Ecological Problem: New Ideas and New Experiments is available to view here