Congratulations to Kristin for winning a Discover Grant and Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution Travel Award and Jeremy for receiving an ASN Travel Award!
The papers from the interdisciplinary “Nature, Data, and Power: How hegemonies shape biological knowledge” special section of The American Naturalist that Nancy co-edited are now online.
Welcome to new postdoc Shailee Shah!
Lab sledding party to celebrate Felix’s new permanent job as a Research Associate in Clinical Genome Interpretation at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Congratulations Felix and best wishes in your new position! Also undergrads Nandini Samanta and Xuewen Geng joined the team.
Check out a new preprint from the lab on the impacts of sex-biased demography and sex-specific inheritance on short-term allele frequency dynamics, led by Felix and Rose.
Nancy contributed to a perspective on empirical studies of indirect genetic effects that was published in the Journal of Heredity.
We welcome graduate student Faye Romero and undergrads Siddarth Seenivasa, Sarah Chiaradonna, and Xinying Lu to the lab.
Congratulations to Felix for winning a Poster Award at GLAM Evogen and Jeremy for winning an Honorable Mention Student Presentation Award at the American Ornithological Society conference!
We had a lab get together to celebrate our many graduates (Lindsey, Michaela, Gladiana, Matthew, Ars, Tamanna, Ceylin) - we’re so proud of all that you’ve accomplished!
Lindsey’s collaborative project on conservation genetics of Solomon endemic white-eyes was published in Emu - Austral Ornithology.
Some more good lab news: Gladiana won the Grace McCormack Fund for Biology Prize, Jeremy received a Chapman research grant, and Felix was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship! Woo hoo congrats all!
Congratulations to Jeremy for receiving an ASN Student Research Award and an AOS Student Research Award. Gladiana gave a fantastic talk and received a Deans’ Award at the UR Undergrad Research Expo! Also, huge congrats to Lindsey for passing her Master’s exam!
Congratulations to Ceylin, Gladiana, and Matthew for getting into graduate school! Also, Swarthmore undergraduate Bailey Jones was awarded a Baltimore/Broad Summer Research Fellowship to work with us this summer.
Congratulations to Felix for being selected as a finalist for the highly competitive Life Sciences Research Fellowship!
A feature article about our collaborative Florida Scrub-Jay genetic rescue project made the cover of the Winter 2020 issue of Audubon.
Undergrad Kristin Hardy and postdoc Elsie Shogren (co-advised by Al Uy) joined the team.
Welcome to new postdoc Felix Beaudry, and congratulations to Jeremy for passing his quals!
Everyone participated in the online Great Lakes Annual Meeting of Evolutionary Genetics (GLAM-Evogen). Lindsey drew the beautiful conference logo, and Gladiana won the Best Poster Award!
Nancy gave a talk in the Long Term Animal Research seminar series. You can watch a recording of her seminar on Youtube.
Congratulations to Michaela for winning the Grace McCormack Fund for Biology Prize and the University of Rochester’s Merle Spurrier Award! We’re so proud of our many seniors (Tamanna, Michaela, Jonathan, Matthew, Bo) - congratulations all for graduating! Also, graduate student Lindsey has officially joined the lab.
Lindsey found her first scrub-jay nest in the field.
We had a double lab comedy weekend this month. Nancy was a guest on the show Stand Up Science and Jeremy had an improv show.
Our lab made an interactive game about relatedness for outreach. Also, meet Archie, the new Chen lab mascot.
Martha is off to vet school at Cornell, and undergrad Michaela Burrell joined the team.
We celebrated our one year anniversary with a lab warming party full of scrub-jays.
Our NIH R35 grant was recommended for funding!!! And Nancy was elected an Elective Member of the American Ornithology Society. Hurray!
Congratulations to Tiffany for graduating and winning the Grace McCormack Fund for Biology Prize! Also, welcome summer undergrads Jonathan Chow, Syed Ars Ghani, Gladiana Spitz, and Bo Zhou.
Graduate student Jeremy has officially joined the lab, and undergrad Syed Ars Ghani was awarded a Discover Grant to do research in the lab this summer!
Congrats to Lindsey for getting into grad school!
First ever lab meeting! Also, welcome rotation grad students Rose Driscoll and Jeremy Summers.
The Chen lab is growing! Intern Martha Hoffman, lab tech Lindsey Perrin, and undergrads Tiffany Dias and Matthew Le have joined the team.
Read a nice commentary on our gene-dropping paper here.
Our paper on using pedigrees to understand allele frequency dynamics is now out in PNAS!
Welcome Tamanna! First person to join the Chen lab is undergrad Tamanna Bhatia.
Made it to Rochester! The Chen Lab is officially open.
Audubon writes a profile of Nancy: Why Nancy Chen Is Mapping the Family Tree of Florida Scrub-Jays