June 2019: Christine Miller was elected to serve as Secretary-Elect for the Division of Ecology and Evolution in the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.
May 2019: A new paper is out, led by Postdoctoral Research, Michael Forthman. Coreidae and Alydidae are not monophyletic, Read more here.
May 2019: After working in the lab for seven years, Pablo Allen has wrapped up his work and will soon begin as an academic director at CIEE Global Institute-Monteverde, Costa Rica.
May 2019: Zach Emberts, PhD candidate in the lab, received an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. In January, after completing his Ph.D., he will move to Arizona to begin this exciting new project.
April 2019: Sara Zlotnik, PhD student in the lab, is spending a week in the lab of David Labonte at Imperial College, London to begin collaborations between our labs and to learn histology and biomechanics techniques.
April 2019: Sara Zlotnik, PhD student in the lab, and Christine Miller presented at the Evolution Evolving conference in Cambridge, UK
March 2019: Congratulations to Lauren Cirino, PhD student in the lab, for receiving a national graduate student teaching award from NACTA for her smashing teaching successes at the University of Florida.
March 2019: Zach Emberts, PhD candidate in the lab, received a university-wide mentoring award for his incredible efforts and great success in mentoring undergraduate researchers.
February 2019: Robert Entzian, undergraduate researcher in the lab, presented his research on weapon variation in the leaf-footed Thasus neocalifornicus at the 2019 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
February 2019: Zach Emberts, a PhD candidate in the lab, spent several weeks at the University of Cambridge studying under Prof. Walter Federle. The Miller and Federle Labs are collaborating on the mechanical properties of insect weapons and defensive structures. Together, our work may provide insights into how mechanical properties of the cuticle have influenced insect evolution.
January 2019: Ten members of the lab presented talks and posters at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. It was so nice to share the meeting all together.
The Miller Lab is in the Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida/IFAS in Gainesville.