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Genetic study of house dust mites demonstrates reversible evolution

Pavel Klimov, EEB and Museum of Zoology assistant research scientist, and EEB Professor Barry Oconnor, curator of insects and arachnids, used a large-scale genetic study of the lowly house dust mite to uncover an example of reversible evolution that appears to violate Dollo's law.

3/8/2013 |  (more)

Contest set to name peregrine falcon chicks hatched atop U-M hospital

The university offers the Ann Arbor community an opportunity to name the baby falcons through an online contest. Please visit the U-M Facebook page for contest updates.

6/4/2013 |  (more)

Celia Churchill (Ph.D.) and Cindy Bick (M.Sc.) graduate

Congratulations to Celia and Cindy who graduated this spring. Cindy completed her Master's degree and is continuing on to a PhD. Celia received her PhD. We wish you all the best in the coming years!

5/21/2013 |  (more)

Coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowships announced

EEB Ph.D. student Marian Schmidt and incoming Ph.D. student Joanna Larson have been awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Joanna will be working with Dan Rabosky and Lacey Knowles

5/7/2013 |  (more)

Cindy Bick receives fellowship grant

Congratulations to Cindy Bick who received a CEW Menakka and Essel Bailey Graduate Fellowship for $6500. 

5/6/2013 |  (more)

Fluid-preserved Imaging Workshop

Deadline to apply for the Fluid-preserved Imaging Workshop is May 8, 2013.

5/8/2013 |  (more)

Rabosky awarded $600K NSF grant

Professor Dan Rabosky has been awarded a $600,000 NSF grant for his project, “A macroevolutionary framework to study the assembly of continental biotas.”

4/30/2012 |  (more)

Jingchun Li wins Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship

Congratulations to Jingchun Li who was this year's winner of the Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship. This award is given on the basis of outstanding performance as a doctoral student.

4/4/2013 |  (more)

Fluid-preserved Invertebrate Imaging Workshop Opportunity

iDigBio, the National Science Foundation’s national HUB for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC), in collaboration with the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology, is pleased to announce the fifth in a series of preparation-specific workshops focusing on biological collections digitization.

9/16/2013 |  (more)

Myers’ NSF grant seeks to improve undergrad biology education

Professor Phil Myers has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will bring together technical and education leaders, who are critical in expanding student access to authentic science experiences.

7/25/2013 |  (more)


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