Ryan Bracewell has defended his PhD! Ryan has moved on to UC Berkeley to work with Doris Bachtrog. His dissertation ranks among the more impressive that I have seen, including substantial interdisciplinary work (genomics, quantitative genetics, ecological experiments, etc) on speciation and symbiosis in bark beetles. To (loosely) quote Graham Coop, "Chainsaws and genetics, brilliant!". Stay tuned for forthcoming publications.
Photo by Ryan Bracewell