October 2018: Undergraduate researcher, Liza Godfrey, presented a stunning poster at UF's Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium
August 2018: Sara Zlotnik has joined us for her Ph.D. She will be working on the evolution of phenotypic plasticity and its role in invasion.
August 2018: Ummat graduated with his Ph.D. and has moved on to a a prestigious three-year postdoctoral position in Panama through the Smithsonian Institute called the Earl S. Tupper Fellowship. Learn more about Ummat's graduate field work here.
August 2018: Five members of the Miller Lab, Dr. Ginny Greenway, Dr. Ummat Somjee, Dr. Christine Miller, Zachary Emberts, and Dr. Pablo Allen traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to present their research at the 2018 International Society for Behavioral Ecology conferenc.
July 2018: Undergraduate Researcher, Daniela Gomez has received the Turner Award from the Animal Behavior Society.
July 2018: Christine visited the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland and presented a seminar to the School of Biology.
May 2018: One of our recent papers was selected for recognition at the 11th Annual University of Florida IFAS FAES Research Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 17th.
May 2018: Christine presented a seminar at the University of Cambridge as part of their Zoology Lecture Series.
April 2018: Christine left for a Visiting Fellow position at Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge, U.K.
March 2018: Ummat has defended his dissertation! Dr. Somjee will begin a 3-year Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the fall of 2018.
March 2017: Pablo successfully defended his dissertation. Go Pablo!
March 2017: Christine received a three-year Term Professorship Award from the University of Florida.
March 2017: Fabulous posters at the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium. Miller Lab students presenting included Cecilia Lundberg, Quentin Cui, Paige Carlson, and Itai Meirom.
February 2017: Zach Nolen's undergraduate research project on male-male competition has been published by the journal Behavioural Processes. We discovered that male bugs compete more often and longer on higher quality territories.
February 2017: Ph.D. Candidate Zachary Emberts has won the Department of Biology Graduate Student Mentoring Award at UF. This award honors a graduate student who, over the past year, was an extraordinary mentor to undergraduate researchers.
January 2017: Pablo, Lauren, Paul, Zach, and Ummat all presented talks at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting in New Orleans, LA.
September 2016: Ever wonder why sexually-selected weapons are not ornaments? Our paper is now published on the topic in TREE, and we got the cover! PDF
There were a lot of great accomplishments this summer:
We had three papers published just over the summer. Check out the publications link.
Lauren Cirino, Paul N. Joseph, and Ummat Somjee presented talks at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society in Columbia, MO.
Pablo Allen presented a talk at the Evolution Conference in Austin, Tx.
Pablo Allen and Undergraduate Researcher Quentin Cui went on an expedition to sample coreids across the desert southwest.
Ummat Somjee worked at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama with Rachel Watson and Rebecca Perry, recipients of the UF/IFAS research internship for undergraduates.
Zach Emberts went to Singapore through the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes.
Lauren Cirino successfully defended her M.S. thesis.
Marsha Walton and David Waters were here to produce a video on our research for Science Nation.
Christine Miller (co-PI) received a grant together with Drs. Adam Dale (PI) and Anne Donnelly (co-PI) through the USDA NIFA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS). Their project will combine classroom research experiences and extension activities to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, and mathematics.
April 2016: We are thrilled to have Leigh Simmons visiting us for a couple of days.
April 2016: Michael Forthman joined our research group as a Postdoctoral Associate. Welcome, Michael.
March 2016: Ummat Somjee won the Rosemary Grant award from the Society for the Study of Evolution. He will use it to fund his research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama this summer.
March 2016: Undergraduates Rebecca Perry and Rachel Watson received UF/IFAS internships that will take them to Panama to work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with Ummat Somjee.
March 2016: Many great undergraduate presentations this month at both the SEEC conference and the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium. Great job Danny Kiehl, Paige Carlson, Itai Meirom, Grayson McWhorter, and Tyler Herrington. We are proud of your accomplishments!
March 2016: Paige Carlson, Itai Meirom, and Quentin Cui have all been accepted into the 2016 UF University Scholars Program! Paige and Itai will be working with Ph.D. Candidate Zach Emberts, while Quentin Cui will be working with Ph.D. Candidate Pablo Allen.
March 2016: Zach Emberts, Ph.D. candidate, was accepted to participate in the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program for Summer 2016. He will be heading to Singapore to work with Daiquin Li.
February 2016: Paul successfully defended his masters thesis.
February 2016: Lauren has received a UF Graduate Fellowship and will continue on in the lab as a Ph.D. student this fall.
January 2016: Daniel Sasson's paper was accepted by Ecology & Evolution.
December 2015: Ummat is off to Singapore to work with Daiquin Li, then to Australia to work with Leigh Simmons and Nik Tatarnic
December 2015: Lauren received a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research
December 2015: We are hiring! A NSF-funded postdoctoral position is expected to come available March 1, 2016. Please send in your application by December 15th, if possible. Please note: this position has now been filled.
December 2015: Zach Emberts successfully defended his dissertation proposal today.
December 2015: Dr. Miller's proposal to the National Science Foundation has been recommended for funding. This is a five-year NSF CAREER award that involves research on animal weapons and the integration of research with undergraduate education.
November 2015: Ummat received a University of Florida Research Abroad for Graduate Students grant that will allow him to conduct research in Australia for more than 3 months in 2016.
November 2015: Dr. Miller has received the honor of being denoted a UF Global Fellow 2015-2016.
October 2015: Pablo has submitted the first chapter of his dissertation to a peer-reviewed journal! Great job, Pablo.
October 2015: Visit my new blog where I will discuss everything from our lab's research to insect eating and other exciting buggy topics.
September 2015: Zach Emberts, Ph.D. student, has been making short videos of the research that is taking place in the lab. Check the research page to see what he has done. Thanks, Zach! In this video, lab undergraduate Paige Carlson explains her research from last summer.
August 2015: Dr. Miller traveled to Cairns, Australia for the Behaviour 2015 meeting where she gave an invited talk on reproductive interference. After the conference, she drove (on the left side of the road!) to the Daintree Rainforest Observatory to do reconnaissance for teaching and research.
August 2015: Zach, Lauren, Paul, Pablo, and Dr. Miller taught a new class on the nature of science. This CURE course involved undergraduates in the process, context, and communication of science. It was fun and challenging for all involved.
June 2015: Ummat has returned from field work in Kenya, and he is now headed for fieldwork in Panama.
June 2015: Two high school students have joined the lab for the summer. Welcome Brandon and Priya!
May 2015: Discover Magazine's Inkfish Blog covered our recent publication.
May 2015: Ummat Somjee has passed his qualifying exams and has advanced to candidacy
April 2015: Zach Emberts received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research