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Dr. Justin Blumenstiel

Congratulations to Justin Blumenstiel. He’s the recipient of the 2022 Grant Goodman Undergraduate Mentor Award! This award honors faculty whose mentorship continues to support and inspire students long after they leave the classroom.

scrub jay

The paper, appearing in Systematic Biology, uses genomic data to sketch a natural history of scrub jays, showing how geographic changes over millennia split up and reconnected groups of the birds, swaying the flow of genes between them. Lead author Devon DeRaad, is a doctoral student at the…


Professor Rafe Brown is co-author of a recent investigation published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which reveals statistical support for a “species pump” in the Philippines during the ice age. Lead author Jamie Oaks of Auburn University and co-author Cameron Siler of the University of Oklahoma were both KU graduate students advised by Brown. They were joined by co-author Perry Wood Jr., now at the University of Michigan, who recently worked at Auburn with Oaks and, earlier at KU with Brown, as a postdoctoral researcher.

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