Congrats Jess – Women in Science postdoc poster winner

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Postdoc Jessica Higgins and graduate student Kate Augustine presented posters at UNC’s 2nd annual Women in Science symposium on April 6, 2016. Congrats to Jessica Higgins for winning the postdoc poster competition for her work about “Seasonal variation and Phenotypic Plasticity in a Montane Species of Colias butterfly”.

Culbreth Science Day

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Graduate student Kate Augustine and fellow student Rebecca Adikes presented a lecture and demonstration entitled “Butterfly wings – why are they so pretty?” using paper microscopes called foldscopes at the Culbreth Middle School Science Day on March 16, 2016. Check back soon for a link to a written lesson plan that they are working on. […]

Darwin Day 2016 was the highest ever attended

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Graduate students Kate Augustine and Elizabeth Moore with the help of undergraduate student Laura Hamon brought the Caterpillar Experiment to Darwin Day at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC on February 13th, 2016. This year’s Darwin Day had the highest attendance ever!

Laura Hamon’s artwork featured in Carolina Scientific

Posted on Jan 25, 2016

Senior Kingsolver lab undergraduate student Laura Hamon had an original piece of art work featured in the Fall 2015 edition of Carolina Scientific. Carolina Scientific is an undergraduate research magazine put together by students at UNC-CH each semester. You can check out Laura’s watercolor accompanying an article about UNC Biology’s Dr. Alan Weakley on pg. […]

Welcome back Dr. Jessica Higgins!

Posted on Jan 25, 2016

This semester the Kingsolver lab is proud to welcome Dr. Jessica Higgins back to the lab as a 6-12 month postdoctoral research fellow! Jess will be working with Joel collaborating on analysis of RNAseq data collected from Manduca sexta heat shock experiments.

Laura Hamon presents her BIOL 395H poster

Posted on Jan 25, 2016

Senior Kingsolver lab undergraduate student Laura Hamon presented her research poster entitled “The effect of temperature on spring appearance date of North Carolina buttterflies” at the BIOL 395H research symposium. Students in their second semester of research showcase their posters in the Genome Science Building lobby for a week concluded by a reception at 2pm […]

Congrats Laura!

Posted on Sep 3, 2015

Congrats to Kingsolver lab undergraduate student Laura Hamon for having her UNC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) project highlighted in UNC’s Endeavors magazine this month. You can learn more about her research with the lab by watching this video!

Physiology conference in Denmark

Posted on Aug 20, 2015

PI Joel Kingsolver and recent lab graduate Dr. Heidi MacLean traveled to the International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectoherms and Plants (ISEPEP6) in Aarhus, Denmark August 3-7th, 2015 The conference was a “melting pot” of biological disciplines including contributions from physiologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, and ecologists.  Joel was a keynote speaker and gave […]

Congrats to Dr. Jess and Dr. Heidi!

Posted on May 11, 2015

Recent lab graduates Jessica Higgins, PhD (left) and Heidi MacLean, PhD (right) were hooded by Dr. Kingsolver (center) this weekend at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2015 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony in the Dean E. Smith Center on May 9th. Here they are looking smart in their academic finery. Congrats ladies! The lab […]

Science Expo and Preschool visits

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

Heidi MacLean, PhD and graduate students Kate Augustine and Laura Sligar brought the Caterpillar Experiment to the 2015 UNC Science Expo on April 11th where they invited citizen scientists to collect data on the effects of hot and cold temperatures on caterpillar biting rate. Heidi also has been busy this month teaching 6 classes of […]