Entries by Daniel Schissler

Laura Clerx joins the Friedman Lab

After earning her undergraduate degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and English Literature from Harvard University, Laura worked as the lab manager of the Templer Forest Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab at Boston University. As a member of the Friedman Lab, Laura plans to study the champions of early evolutionary thought and how their legacies have […]

Jacob Suissa joins the Friedman Lab

After earning his undergraduate degree in plant biology from the University of Vermont, Jacob spent time studying the phylogenetics of lycophytes at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. As a PhD student in the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, he plans to delve into research focusing on morphological development and diversification in […]

Reconstructing the ancestral flower

The early evolution of flowers remains something of a mystery. As part of her Master’s research, Kristel Schoonderwoerd, PhD Candidate in the Friedman Lab, joined a large international team to reconstruct the ancestral flower based on DNA and floral characteristics of known flowers. The results are published in Nature Communications.