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.
November 2018: Ph.D. candidate, Zach Emberts, visited the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to work with Ummat Somjee, former graduate student in the lab.
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.