The summer has arrived, and the Hawkins lab has already done several small field trips to trap chipmunks, ramped up lab work, and analyzing results. We have a great group of undergrad and grad students working with myself and Dr. Karen Reiss, and despite some low trap success, and lots of messed with traps (dang bears!) everything is going pretty well. I will be presenting some results from my postdoc at the annual meeting for the American Society of Mammalogists #ASM100, and catching up with loads of friends and colleagues. Hopefully soon we will get a MiSeq lane ready to sequence and switch gears to data analysis. To the left is a selfie of Team Chipmunk searching for animals in Southern Humboldt County, California.
Missy is a geneticist, and field biologist who enjoys both observing mammals in their natural environment and combining that with DNA detective work.