Category Archives: Research

AnnotationBustR Paper Published in PeerJ

I’m happy to announce that the paper describing the R package AnnotationBustR Brian O’Meara and I created has been accepted at PeerJ. This package extracts subsequences from GenBank Annotations. For more details about the R package, check out the previous … Continue reading

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New Paper on Cichlid Feeding Kinematic Efficiency Published in Evolution

A paper I collaborated on with Christopher Martinez on Malawi and Tanganyikan cichlid kinematics was recently published in Evolution. This paper builds upon a kinematic dataset and paper I worked on that you can find more information about on my site here. … Continue reading

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AnnotationBustR, a New R Package and Pre-Print That Extracts Sequence Data From GenBank Annotations

I have recently published a new R package, AnnotationBustR, and a Preprint of our paper that is submitted at PeerJ. Sequence data can be difficult to work with sometimes as sequences may be concatenated or a sequence of interest may be … Continue reading

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New Paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Biting and Suction Feeding in Rift Lake Cichlids

I’m happy to announce a paper I collaborated on investigating how feeding modes effect jaw kinesis in cichlids was recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. In this paper we used a combination of ultra-conserved element … Continue reading

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New Paper in Science on the Lake Victoria Cichlid Extinction

Today our paper came out in Science investigating the actual causes of the Lake Victoria cichlid extinction event. Lake Victoria was home to around several hundred endemic cichlid species. However, introductions of the Nile perch (Lates niloticus) into Lake Victoria in … Continue reading

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Presentation at WCBSURC in San Diego April 20th

I will be speaking at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC for short, even though this is the longest acronym ever!) April 20th at Point Loma Nazerene University in San Diego. I will be discussing my research … Continue reading

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Speaking at California St. University, Sacramento Student Research Symposium Friday, March 1st

I will be giving a brief talk on my research on mouthbrooding in Tanganyikan cichlids this Friday, March 1st at the Sacramento State University Student Research Symposium. My talk will be at 1:45 in the California Room which is on … Continue reading

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