12-16 May 2013
Undergraduates Vishal Dasari, Dallas Malzi, and Matt Schmoyer fledge the lab. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck! We miss you!! Watch the Alumni section of the People page for updates on their whereabouts!
9 May 2013
The introduction to the vertebrate water-land transition symposium is published in Integrative and Comparative Biology as Advance Access. See the paper through the ICB website here.
23 April 2013
Graduate student Nicole Mazouchova's paper, "Flipper driven terrestrial locomotion of a sea turtle inspired robot", is published in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics! See the paper here. You can also see all the hub-bub on the airwaves about her work here.
12 February 2013
Graduate student Nicole Mazouchova is awarded the Archie Carr Student Award for best student presentation at the International Sea Turtle Society Conference, held this year in Baltimore, MD! Her winning talk is titled: "Effects of granular incline angle on the locomotion of loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings (Caretta caretta) in the field". Congratulations, Nicole!!
27 January 2013
One of the Hsieh lab's founding undergraduates (who continued on to complete a Masters degree in Computer Science), and webmaster for lizardbase Yu Liang has accepted a job with Amazon in Seattle. We are sad to see him go, but SO PROUD of his incredible accomplishments while a member of the Hsieh Lab and lizardbase. Congratulations, Yu, and we wish you all the best!!
3-7 January 2013
The Hsieh Lab headed to San Francisco for the annual SICB conference. Drs. Frank Nelson and Kyle Mara, and graduate students Nicole Mazouchova, and Janne Pfeiffenberger presented their research findings. Collaborators Drs. Chen Li, Daniel Goldman, and Paul Umbanhowar presented data showing how zebra-tailed lizards use water-like running dynamics on sand. Members of the Anolis Collaborative (led by undergraduate Inbar Maayan) presented a poster on the evolutionary genetics of divergent locomotor strategies in Panamanian anoles. Dr. Tonia Hsieh and collaborators (Alice Gibb [NAU], Miriam Ashley-Ross [Wake Forest], and Rick Blob [Clemson]) led a society-wide symposium on vertebrate water-land transitions.
31 October 2012
Congratulations to undergraduate Clayton Blunk for being awarded a CARAS Project Grant to support his work on inverted running in cockroaches during the spring semester, 2013! (Oh, and Happy Halloween, as well!)
22 August 2012
"Multi-functional foot use in the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)" a study completed in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Goldman and UC Berkeley Miller Fellow Dr. Chen Li, is published online in The Journal of Experimental Biology. Check out the cover for this issue, too!
15 August 2012
A hearty welcome to new Hsieh Lab graduate students Nicole Mazouchova and Janne Pfeiffenberger, who arrived in Philadelphia today and will be joining the entering class for fall 2012!
7 August 2012
See the trailer here by super film-makers Ben Lieberman, Ben Webb, and Patrick Blake about research in the Hsieh Lab. The full-length film should be completed at the end of this month!
23 June 2012
Dr. Tonia Hsieh returns from a very successful field expedition to Panama as a part of ongoing collaborations with colleagues at Arizona State University, examining patterns and consequences of tail loss in natural populations of anole lizards. They were fortunate enough to collect three extremely difficult-to-find species: Anolis capito, A. pentaprion, and A. vitterigus! DNA from these and other specimens are now housed in the Kusumi Lab. Photos of these and other trip highlights coming soon to the gallery.
26 April 2012
Dr. Tonia Hsieh and her research team are featured as the cover story in the Spring Issue of Temple Magazine! Download the issue here!
6 April 2012
Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Elizabeth Szablya for being awarded a CARAS Grant to support her summer 2012 lab and field research!
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