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UMMZ news from the World Congress of Malacology

The UMMZ was well represented at the World Congress of Malacology with seven speakers and a best student oral presentation award for Jingchun Li.

8/12/2013 |  (more)

Thomaz scores best poster award

EEB graduate student Andrea Thomaz won the Best Student Poster Award from the Neotropical Ichthyological Association.

7/29/2013 |  (more)

On U-M Gateway: From obscurity to dominance: tracking the rapid evolutionary rise of ray-finned fish

Mass extinctions, like lotteries, result in a multitude of losers and a few lucky winners.

7/22/2013 |  (more)

Lifetime Achievement Award for Gerald Smith

Professor EmeritusGerald Smith was honored with the first Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award by  the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

7/26/2013 |  (more)

Frontiers Master's Student Defends Thesis

Frontiers Master's Student, Marcella Baiz, recently defended her thesis on the genetic relatedness of howler monkeys (Alouatta sp.).

6/24/2013 |  (more)

On the U-M Gateway: Living fossils? Actually, sturgeon are evolutionary speedsters

"Sturgeon are thought of as a living fossil group that has undergone relatively slow rates of anatomical change over time. But that's simply not true," said Professor Daniel Rabosky.

6/7/2013 |  (more)

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)

The votes are in: He wins EEB's outstanding paper 2012-13

EEB graduate student Qixin He ’s paper was selected as EEB’s Outstanding Paper of the Year.

6/6/2013 |  (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)


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