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Ben Evans

Evans

Associate Professor, Biology Department, McMaster University

Ben received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University in 1998 where he worked with Darcy Kelley and Don Melnick on hybrid zones in South Africa and Indonesia.   After this, he did a postdoc at the University of Texas at Austin with Dave Cannatella, where he explored phylogenetics and phylogeography of fanged frogs in Southeast Asia.  He moved to McMaster in 2004, where he’s carried on with some of these projects and also initiated new research directions on duplicate genes, sex chromosomes, and transposable elements.  After receiving tenure in 2010, he spent a sabbatical year at the University of Edinburgh with Brian Charlesworth.

Ben’s Google Scholar page

 

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Ben Furman

Ph.D. Candidate

Ben did his undergraduate work at the University of Alberta before coming to McMaster in 2012.  His dissertation work explores sex linkage, sex chromosome evolution, and sex determination in African clawed frogs. He’s also engaged in population genetic and phylogenetic analyses of this group, with a goal of providing an evolutionary context for the diverse mechanisms of sex determination in this group.

Ben’s homepage

 

Picture_AlbionCaroline Cauret

Ph.D. Candidate

Caroline completed her M.Sc. at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (France) during which time she studied the impact of genomic location on the evolution of a multigene family in mammals.  Her Ph.D. work will examine sex chromosome evolution in pipid frogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni:

Hermina Ghenu, M.Sc. graduate, now a research technician at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal)

Brian Alcock, M.Sc. graduate, now a research technician at McMaster University

Nate Upham, postdoc, now a postdoc at Yale University

Jake Esselstyn, postdoc, now an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University

Jane Shen, M.Sc. graduate, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hong Kong

Adam Bewick, Ph.D. graduate, now a postdoc at the University of Georgia

Freddy Chain, Ph.D. graduate, now a postdoc at McGill University

Iqbal Setiadi, Ph.D. candidate

Dave Anderson, M.Sc. graduate, now a postdoc at the University of British Columbia

Graham Colby, undergraduate

Karun Tandoon, undergraduate

Zach Hugh, undergraduate

Shireen Bliss, undergraduate

Simone Mendel, undergraduate

Mohammad Zubairi, undergraduate

Laura Pin, undergraduate

Tia Harrison, undergraduate

Travis Fuchs, undergraduate

Christine Munro, undergraduate

Fayrouz Jamal, undergraduate

Stephanie Sun, undergraduate

Brady Tracey, undergraduate

Eliza Wojcik, undergraduate

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