The Eckert Laboratory has received its first official funding. The New Phytologist Trust kindly awarded funds to promote research and undergraduate training in plant science. Thank you.
In addition, members of the Eckert Laboratory have been involved with the following: teaching Evolutionary Theory, a NESCent working group on the emerging field of geogenomics, massively parallel DNA extractions (e.g. over 1200 DNA extractions of sugar and Jeffrey pine for Brandon Lind's Ph.D. dissertation) and, in a collaboration with the Rivera and Dyer laboratories, an investigation into the genome of flowering dogwood and several pine species. The laboratory is also preparing to implement genotype-by-sequencing (GBS) for several projects.
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As usual, the laboratory is also looking for qualified undergraduate, graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) and postdoctoral researchers. Funding is currently available for computational projects leading to a M.S. degree in Biology. If you are interested in any of these options, please visit the following website.