News and Updates:
I've started a new postdoctoral research position at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Todd Oakley's Lab. In the Oakley Lab I'll be investigating the origins of the chiton (Mollusca:Polyplacophora) "shell eye" using target capture phylogenomic methods.
We invite you to 'like' our new Acoelomorpha facebook page! Photos and videos about these fascinating animals will be posted regularly, in addition to research summaries. Please join us, and submit questions or posts!
Ulf Jondelius and I were awarded 317K SEK (that's about $39,300) by Sweden's SciLifeLab to sequence acoelomorph genomes using PacBio sequencing. Click above for press release by SciLifeLab.
The last paper of my PhD dissertation has been published in Current Biology! Click above for press release by Auburn University.