Author Archives: Danielle Whittaker

About Danielle Whittaker

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

BEACON Researchers at Work: Carnivore Skull Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Nikki Cavalieri. Why? Why do tree frogs stick to glass but toads don’t? Why are baby skinks tail’s blue but adult’s not? Why are puppies and kittens … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Tools for mapping rare mutations

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin postdoc Daniel Deatherage. My doctoral work focused on epigenetic changes in ovarian cancer in the lab of Dr. Tim Huang at The Ohio State University. … Continue reading

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BEACON’s NSF grant renewed for another 5 years

From the press release at MSU Today Michigan State University has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue the research, education and outreach activities of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. Since … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Combining Evolution and Engineering in Aquatic Robots

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU Visiting Scholar René Draschwandtner. Guten Tag, god dag, and good day to all readers. I am René Draschwandtner, a visiting scholar from Salzburg, Austria, although I came to Michigan State … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Age of Phage

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Kristin Parent, with John Dover.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of viruses that infect bacteria—the bacteriophages. One may think (as many do) that … Continue reading

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