Kimberly Howell successfully defended her dissertation “How does variation in a mating trait evolve? Insights from studies of color signals and their perception in a highly polymorphic poison frog” on December 1st, 2022. She will be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution! Congratulations […]
Tiffany Betras successfully defended her dissertation “Understanding the causes of biodiversity decline in temperate forests: Disentangling the impacts of browsing and nonnative species” on June 15th 2022. She is now doing post doctoral research at Case Western Reserve University. Congratulations Dr. Betras!
Check out this cool article talking about Cori’s work and the new RIBBiTR Institute! https://www.as.pitt.edu/snapshot/0122/close-up
Veronica Saenz successfully defended her dissertation “Effects of climate change on the immune defenses and disease susceptibly of amphibian hosts” on June 15th. She will be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution! Congratulations Dr. Saenz!
The paper “Whole exome sequencing identifies the potential for genetic rescue in iconic and critically endangered Panamanian harlequin frogs” by Byrne, A. Q., Richards‐Zawacki, C. L., Voyles, J., Bi, K., Ibáñez, R., and E.B. Rosenblum is on the cover of Global Change Biology. PDF available here.
Layla Freeborn successfully defended her dissertation “The genetic, cellular, and evolutionary basis of skin coloration in the highly polymorphic poison frog, Oophaga pumilio” on October 5th. She will be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution and will soon be joining the National Center for […]
Sebastian Alejandro Echeverri successfully defended his dissertation “How spatial constraints on efficacy and dynamic signaling alignment shape animal communication” on May 21st. He will be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution and a Minor in Teaching! Congratulations Dr. Echeverri!
Yusan Yang successfully completed her dissertation “Divergent Mating Behaviors and the Evolution of Reproductive Isolation” and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution. This summer, she will begin her Living Earth Collaborative postdoctoral fellowship at St. Louis. Congratulations Dr. Yang!
The RZ Lab earned its designation of a Pitt Green Laboratory as one of the first 15 Green Labs in the University! Read more about The University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Green Laboratories program through PittSustainability here: https://www.sustainable.pitt.edu/what-you-can-do/pitt-green-labs/.
Listen to Cori’s appearance on the podcast People Behind the Science, where she discusses her science journey, here: http://www.peoplebehindthescience.com/dr-cori-richards-zawacki/