Last week, Lorena travelled to Colombia to teach a workshop in the analyses of genomic data. The workshop occurred at Colombia’s Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOS). We missed her in New Orleans, but we’re happy that 30 students were able to learn from Lorena’s expertise.
In July, Peter and Sunshine travelled to Merida, Mexico for the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Peter presented his research from Barro Colorado Island, Panama about endophytes and leaf traits. It was his first formal oral presentation at a conference and he did a great job! Sunshine presented about her […]
This week, three biology teachers arrived in Panama to interact with the Van Bael lab, as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Teachers program. The Van Bael lab team is excited to be joined by Ms. Katie Adler (East Jefferson High School). Ms. Jodi Sanchez (Lusher Charter School, middle school) and Ms. […]
In June, three schoolteachers from New Orleans joined our lab work as we prepared them for our trip to Panama. They are participating in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Teachers program. They each came to the Van Bael lab for several days to get acquainted with some of the basic techniques in endophyte […]
We’re proud of the graduates of 2017! We’ll miss you and we wish you the best in your next steps. We hope that you’ll visit often and keep in touch. Earning a B.S.: Emma Darr, Miranda Hendrix, Jennifer Janowsky and Amelia Lormand Earning an M.S.: Emma Tower Earning a Ph.D.: Dr. Kimberly Mighell And […]
Dr. Kimberly Mighell became the first Ph.D. to graduate from the Van Bael lab at Tulane! She defended her thesis on March 3 and participated in the hooding ceremony on May 19, 2017. Her next step is a position as a “Visiting Assistant Professor” in Tulane’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She’s not tired of us […]
Our lab participated in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program out at the Studio in the Woods. We piloted the first ever, “Kid Master Plan for Coastal Management” workshop. Kids worked in teams of three to design and build the coast, using a physical model. The City Planner decided where to place […]