Located at the Entomology & Nematology Department, University of Florida
Recent lab news:
June 2020: Lauren Cirino has successfully defended her dissertation, congratulations! After finishing things up here, she will be off to a postdoc with Rafael Rodriguez in Wisconsin.
June 2020: Dr. Miller spoke on early faculty mentoring at the UF/IFAS Research Forum.
June 2020: One of our papers won the UF/IFAS High Impact Paper Award for 2020. Eight papers were selected for this honor out of the 1,565 papers published by UF/IFAS researchers in 2019. Read more.
May 2020: Congratulations Dr. Ginny Greenway for her Rising Star 2020 award. Dr. Ginny Greenway has been a experiental learning, global learning and virtual exchange trailblazer. We are grateful for her scholarship in both research and teaching, and her willingness to develop and share knowledge of best practices in global learning with the campus at large.
January 2020: Six of us from the lab attended the 2020 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting! Tamsin Woodman, a visiting international scholar, gave a poster presentation on how diet can influence the damage resistance of insect cuticle. Zachary Emberts, a recent Ph.D. graduate, presented on the evolution of autotomy in leaf-footed bugs. Kayli Sieber, an undergraduate researcher, presented on feeding facilitation in the leaf-footed cactus bug, Narnia femorata. Lauren Cirino, a Ph.D. candidate, gave a talk on how weapon damage can influence fitness. Finally, Emily Angelis, an undergraduate researcher, presented her work on the consequences of weapon loss on mating behavior. Go team!
December 2019: Dr. Ginny Greenway, a postdoctoral researcher in the Miller Lab, traveled to London to give a poster presentation at the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Winter Meeting on her recent research results.
November 2019: Dr. Ginny Greenway, a postdoctoral researcher in the Miller Lab, gave an invited talk at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Her talk was title 'Beyond the dyad: Exploring mating and competition networks in insects’ and was part of the Behavioral Discussion Seminar Series.
October 2019: Sara Zlotnik, Ph.D. student, received the Best Lighting Talk award at the Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) 45th Annual Meeting. The title of her talk was "Feeding facilitation in leaf-footed bugs: Behavioral strategies and morphological consequences”
September 2019: Postdoctoral researcher, Ginny Greenway, is visiting the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for five weeks to study social behaviors in insects.