|A single-tree linkage map|
Chris has begun his sample collections for his NSF funded postdoctoral fellowship and has already contributed to several projects in the lab. These projects range from production of genotype data from RADseq libraries to analysis of data for linkage map construction to association genetics of dispersal traits for gypsy moths.
Brandon is busily preparing for his qualifying exam and defense of his dissertation proposal. In his spare time he is working on spatial patterns of seedling occurrences at Teakettle.
Ethan is busily adjusting to graduate school, preparing his thesis project, and starting analysis of phenotype data for his thesis about the genetic architecture of water-use efficiency in foxtail pine.
Erin is doing just about everything, but is working especially hard on getting the RADseq libraries for gypsy moth prepared. This is also Erin's last full semester. She is off to a MD/Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech later in the year. We are all happy for her, but will be lost for awhile.
|Quercus-Umbellularia woodlands in the hills of Napa, CA|
As usual, the Eckert lab is looking for graduate students, especailly MS students interested in genomics or ecological genetics. Please contact me if you are interested. Funding for VCU M.S. students is quite reasonable.