Tag Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

Studying the Evolution of Division of Labor with Digital Organisms

This post is by MSU Postdoc Heather Goldsby. Why do you have different types of cells in your body? Why do honeybees perform different roles, including forager, undertaker, nurse, and queen? Why do factory workers perform jobs as specific as … Continue reading

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Evolution’s Pet Cemeteries: museum collections are haunted by ghosts of natural selection

This post is by MSU Postdoc Eben Gering. Several of my most exciting workdays last year were spent rummaging through drawers of dead birds. I was on the hunt for a few dozen of the 640,000 specimens that makeup the … Continue reading

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Introducing BEACON’s New Science Outreach and Communication Postdocs

This post is by MSU postdoc Travis Hagey. Late in 2015 BEACON advertised for an Evolution Outreach and Education postdoctoral fellowship. As a result of that posting, we would like to introduce three new postdocs, Dr. Wendy Smythe, Dr. Travis … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: #SummerofKBS

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by 2015 REU student Douglas Page. My time at the Kellogg Biological Station working as a BEACON/NSF sponsored REU was an amazing opportunity to not only conduct research in the field … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How to Grow an Animal

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Rewatee Gokhale. Meet Sal* the Salamander. Sal, like all of his kind, has a unique gift. He can regenerate his limbs, if you cut one off! This … Continue reading

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