2017-05-10 Congratulations To Master's Student, Kelsi Rutledge, For Earning The Best Student Fisheries Poster Award From The Southern California District Of The American Institute Of Fishery Research Biologists (aifrb)
2013-04-01 EEB Grad Students, Doug Booher, Marissa Caringella, Mark Phuong, And Camille Yabut, Have Received Prestigious NSF Predoctoral Fellowships And Janet Buckner And Madeline Tiee Received Honorable Mentions
2011-07-13 USA Today Reports Today On Research By Christine Scoffoni, A UCLA Doctoral Student In Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, And Lawren Sack, A UCLA Professor Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
2011-04-07 The Department Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Is Pleased And Proud To Announce That Three Of Its Graduate Students Received The Very Prestigious And Highly Competitive NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowships For 2011
Assistant Researcher Brant Faircloth and collaborators awarded a $43,000 EAGER grant from NSF
Assistant Researcher Brant Faircloth, Travis Glenn (University of Georgia), and Kevin Winker (University of Alaska) were awarded a $43,000 EAGER grant from NSF entitled: “Using ul- traconserved elements (UCEs) as genomic markers to study shallow levels of evolutionary divergence”.
This 1-year project will demonstrate the utility of using ultraconserved genomic elements (UCEs) and their flanking DNA as genomic markers for studies of populations and species. Because UCEs are highly conserved regions of the genome, shared across divergent organismal groups (humans to lizards), UCEs could potentially provide hundreds to thousands of genetic markers that are universal across large taxonomic groups. This project will capture and sequence the DNA of >2,000 UCE loci in 18 species (from three organismal classes) to test the utility and power of UCEs as universal population genomic markers.