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BEACON Researchers at Work: Spatial dynamics of evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Emily Dolson. All biological organisms must occupy a single location in physical space. This idea is so obvious that most people don’t give it much thought, but … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution of plasmid host range

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Wesley Loftie-Eaton. I stumbled into the world of plasmids at my alma mater, the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. My advisor, Prof. D. E. Rawlings, … Continue reading

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Why lactation rooms matter

This post is by UW graduate student Carrie Glenney, and is cross-posted from the UW biology graduate student blog Science Positive. A lack of access to lactation rooms might be a widespread issue for women in academia. As demonstrated in … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Evolution of Gene Distribution in Bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Nathan Ward. One of the strengths of BEACON is its focus on interdisciplinary research. Through gathering together scientists and educators from different backgrounds, BEACON can address problems … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Going with the Flow

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas postdoc Alex Jordan (www.alexjordan.org). The Rift Lakes in Africa, one of which has been famously dubbed “Darwin’s Dreampond,” are perhaps the best places on earth to visualize … Continue reading

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