Barry OConnor & Pavel Klimov make the New York Times
Their work on dust mite evolution showing that dust mites are evolved from parasitic ancestors is presented in the New York Times article, "A Challenge to Dollo's Law".
3/19/2013 | (more)
Cryptic clams: U-M biologists find species hiding in plain view
Two University of Michigan marine biologists have identified three cryptic species of tiny clams, long believed to be members of the same species, which have been hiding in plain view along the rocky shores of southern Australia for millions of years.
3/12/2013 | (more)
On U-M Gateway: genetic study of house dust mites demonstrates reversible evolution
A research team led by Professor Barry OConnor and Dr. Pavel Klimov has used a large-scale genetic study of the house dust mite to uncover an example of reversible evolution.
3/12/2013 | (more)
Li awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Jingchun Li, an EEB graduate student in the lab of Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, has been awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.
3/3/2013 | (more)
Making Science Visible, Art & Design class visiting UMMZ
Making Science Visible, an art course from the School of Art and Design recently visited the Museum. A tumblr blog details their experiences.
3/2/2013 | (more)
Behind the Scenes Outreach a success!
This year's Behind the Scenes Outreach event at the Museum of Zoology was held Sunday Jan. 27th. Many thanks to everyone involved. The combination of enthusiasm and expertise made it a success and a great day.
1/27/2013 | (more)
Li wins National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
1/10/2013 | (more)
Ted Cohn In Memoriam
Dr. Theodore J. (“Ted”) Cohn passed away on November 25thafter a prolonged illness. Ted was an Orthopteran (crickets and katydids) specialist and a long-term Adjunct Curator of Insects in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (UMMZ).
11/27/2012 | (more)
National Geographic grant for endangered Pacific Island land snails
Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil and EEB graduate student Cindy Bick have been awarded a grant from the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research Exploration.
11/15/2012 | (more)
Time lapse video: Preparing a bat skeleton
LSA has just released a compelling time-lapse video (includes flesh-eating beetles) showing how the UMMZ's Mammal Division expertly prepares skeletons for display.
11/6/2012 | (more)