I am pleased to announce that the University of Montana (Cheviron, Fishman, Good, et al) and the University of Nebraska (Storz, Montooth, Meiklejohn) just received a large training and research grant through the NSF EPSCoR Track II program focused on genome-to-phenome studies in natural populations. This support will allow us to establish a synergistic training and research network of evolutionary geneticists between these two groups. Research activities of the UNVEIL (Using Natural Variation to Educate, Innovate and Lead) network will center around core projects focused on adaptation to spatiotemporal environmental variation in mammalian and plant systems. There will be opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral support under this project (more announcements on this soon). Please contact me if you are interested.
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