• Alexus Roberts Hugghis: DPCB Best Talk Winner!

    The modified pharyngeal jaw constrains the diversification of fish feeding kinematics

    As a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Bern, my research combines functional morphology, kinematics, and phylogenetic comparative methods to explore how key innovations impact disparity, integration, and rates of evolution within musculoskeletal systems. I primarily focus on novelties within the oral and pharyngeal jaws of fishes with the ultimate goal of understanding how major trait changes contribute to the incredible morphological, functional, and lineage diversification seen across this vertebrate group. As a Black woman who is no stranger to systemic obstacles faced by historically marginalized students in STEM, I am also dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and higher education, more broadly.
  • Devin Mendoza: DPCB Best Poster Winner!

    Genomic simulations to explore allelic exchange via reciprocal introgression

    As a senior at OSU-Cascades, I’m blending my passions for entomology and computer programming, majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Computer Science. My academic journey has been spent merging technology and biology doing research in our bioinformatics lab. I’m interested in combing the realms of biology and computer science in a field such as bioinformatics.
  • Shih-Na Liu: DPCB Best Talk – Honorable Mention!

    Diet drives varied rates of body shape evolution in reef fish

    I am a third-year undergraduate studying Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity at UC Davis. My current research in the Wainwright lab uses phylogenetic comparative methods to study the drivers of morphological diversity in fishes. With a strong interest in macroevolution, I hope to further explore the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that shape evolutionary patterns through deep time.

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