Author Archives: Danielle Whittaker

About Danielle Whittaker

Danielle J. Whittaker, Ph.D. Managing Director of BEACON

BEACON Researchers at Work: Directed and Real Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin faculty Andy Ellington. Evolution in Action. That’s the BEACON motto. It always struck me as a bit wishful. Because evolution is mostly glacial. Sure, it … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The genetic basis of biofilm formation

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Elyse Hope. “Remember to finish your full course of antibiotics” is a phrase we have probably all heard from a doctor at least once. Intuition … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution and the nano-scale

Today’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by NC A&T faculty Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr. One nanometer is defined as 1 x 10-9 meter. This is about the size of one glucose molecule. The nucleus of a human cell … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Climate effects on algae… and undergrads

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate students Jakob Nalley and Danny O’Donnell, with University of Texas undergraduate Farhana Haque. Go ahead, take a deep breath, and let it out. Almost half of the oxygen … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving Complex Traits

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Matthieu Delcourt.  The evolution of complex traits is one of the major enigmas in evolutionary biology. While we know a lot about phenotypic variation within populations, … Continue reading

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