Catch-Up For Grad Students



The Searle lab website has been dormant since summer 2017, and a lot has happened since then!


Jacob Tyrell

Spoke at Cornell Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium, December 2017

Spoke at Cornell Evo Group, February 2018


Trevor Sless

Presented a poster at the American Genetic Association President’s Symposium, Toronto, March 2018

Was awarded an NSERC fellowship on “Evolutionary Genetics of Host-Parasite Relationships in Bees”, officially started in September 2018, for two years.


Henry Kunerth

 Presented a poster at the Evolution Meetings, Portland, June 2017

Won the Whittaker Award for best graduate student talk at Cornell University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Symposium, December 2017

Attended the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation University-wide GET SET teaching conference, March 2018

Spoke at EvoDay, May 2018


David Duneau, Haina Sun, Jonathan Revah, Keri San Miguel, Henry D. Kunerth, Ian V. Caldas, Philipp W. Messer, Jeffrey G. Scott, and Nicolas Buchon. (2018) “Signatures of insecticide selection in the genome of Drosophila melanogaster.” G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 8, 3469-3480.


Ben Johnson

Spoke at Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Rochester, July 2018


Jonathan Hughes

Presented a poster at the Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Conference (Genetics Society of America), Madison, May 2018

Attended the Evolutionary Biology Workshop in Guarda, Switzerland, June 2018

Spoke at the 6th Symposium on Evolution and Biodiversity at Hokkaido University, July 2018

Presented a poster at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference in Yokohama, July 2018


Frédéric Delsuc, Melanie Kuch, Gillian C. Gibb, Jonathan Hughes, Paul Szpak, John Southon, Jacob Enk, Ana T. Duggan, Henrik N. Poinar. (2018) “Resolving the phylogenetic position of Darwin’s extinct ground sloth (Mylodon darwinii) using mitogenomic and nuclear exon data.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285, 20180214.


Nick Fletcher

 Spoke at Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, Kingston, May 2017

Presented a poster at the Evolution Meetings, Portland, June 2017

Spoke at the American Society for Mammalogists meeting, Manhattan, Kansas, July 2017

Spoke at Cornell Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium, December 2017

Symposium organizer in North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Toronto, July 2018

Received the 2016-2017 Deanne Gebell Gitner ’66 and Family Annual Prize for Teaching Assistants


Nick Fletcher and Nicolas Lou


R. Nicolas Lou, Nicholas K. Fletcher, Aryn P. Wilder, David O. Conover, Nina O. Therkildsen, Jeremy B. Searle. (2018) “Full mitochondrial genome sequences reveal new insights about post-glacial expansion and regional phylogeographic structure in the Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia).” Marine Biology 165, 124

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