We recently had Celia Miller, a joint graduate student with Brad Cardinale, and Caroline Fukuchi, an undergrad, join the lab! Here are the lab folks.
next semester, I will be teaching a programming primer for graduate students. all the material will be at hackingtrees where there are materials also for the phylogenetics course. fun!
Along with Chris Dick at the University of Michigan and a number of other researchers at other institutions, we were awarded a grant to study the evolution of the andes. Here is the write up at U of Michigan.
The Smith lab is looking for interested graduate students! If you want to work on plant evolution, evolution at a large scale, molecular evolution, computational and methodological phylogenetics, look no further! Send me an email and we can talk about projects, opportunities, and what it is like to be a graduate student here.
The lab just published a paper on some methods for combining trees in PLoS Comp Bio. You can get it here.
The construction of the draft tree of life with the Open Tree of Life project is still a work in progress. However, we have been working on ways of visualizing this draft tree and you can see some examples http://dev.opentreeoflife.org/ and you can see my favorite group with this link. Here is a different view with much more information.
Just got back from teaching at the Computational Molecular Evolution course . Was good fun and saw some great lectures. B. Moore took this with Ben Redelings, Tracey Heath and myself in front of Trinity College.
I have launched a new page for my class EEB 491 in phylogenetic methods and theory. It will have code and algorithms for many of the procedures and will continue to grow. It is for the class, but anyone can comment, or contribute.
You can see it here hackingtrees.net