After nomination from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, our lab leader Gonzalo Giribet received a Doctor Scientiarum Honoris Causa from the University of Copenhagen! Congrats, Dr. Dr. Giribet!
Giribet lab members celebrated Spring and congratulated the graduating PhD students in the Department of OEB!
In honor of International Women in Science day (today!) the women of the Giribet lab took a moment away from their science to capture this wonderful group photo. Go Women in Science!
The Giribet lab attended the Museum of Comparative Zoology's Open House on November 17.
Rosa Fernandez and Gonzalo Giribet's paper: "Unnoticed in the tropics: phylogenomic resolution of the poorly-known arachnid order Ricinulei (Arachnida)" was accepted to the Royal Society Open Science .
From May 4th to May 9th Postdoctoral researcher Dennis K. Persson and PhD student Julia G. Cosgrove, of the Giribet Lab, conducted field work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The aim were to collect tardigrades (Tardigrada) and pseudoscorpions (Arthropoda: Arachnida). Tardigrades would be extracted from mosses and lichens under microscope, whereas pseudoscorpions would be found by sifting of leaf litter. A number of tardigrade species, such as Macrobiotus Islandicus, Echiniscus virginicus, Paramacrobiotus tonollii and Milnesium, were recognized from the initial investigations of the acquired samples, though more are expected. Also, several specimens of pseudoscorpions were found, of which species is yet to be determined. No pseudoscorpions have been described from the Park yet.
Congratulations to Caitlin Baker and Julia Cosgrove, graduate students in the Giribet Lab, who were awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
The description of three new tropical families of arachnids and a phylogeny of the suborder Laniatores by graduate student Prashant Sharma of the Giribet Lab is featured on the cover of Invertebrate Systematics.
Second International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology hosted by MCZ, OEB and HMNH from June 20-23, 2011. The conference connected researchers interested in the morphology and evolution of invertebrate animals.
Graduate student, Prashant Sharma, received the Willi Hennig Award for the best oral presentation by a student at the May 2010 meeting of the Willi Hennig Society. The international organization promotes the field of phylogenetic systematics. 5/25/2010
Graduate student, Prashant Sharma, received the Don Rosen award of the Willi Henning Society for his talk at the Hennig XXVII International Meeting in Tucuman, Argentina. 10/31/2008.