HP and Zhuoyan toasting the happy outcome.
HP, Cindy Paszkowski, ZS and Al Shostak.
Zhuoyan successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis “Disentangling a freshwater amphipod–acanthocephalan system from ecological and molecular perspectives” on 29 Nov 2018. To disentangle the system he dissected more than 80,000 Gammarus lacustris from water bodies in and near Edmonton to assess prevalence of Polymorphus spp. acanthocephalans (the red blobs in the amphipods below).
A great set of talks ranging from spider phylogeny to solfugid sex.
Back row (left to right): Jason Bond, Wayne Maddison, Shahan Derkarabetian, Robb Bennett, Janet Sperling, Susan Anthony
Front row (left to right): Tierney Bougie, Sarah Crews, Lauren Esposito, Heather Proctor, Paula Cushing, Catherine Scott, Maydianne Andrade
Very front: Sean McCann