Institute of Ecology and Evolution
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Faculty of Science
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
September 2022: Katie celebrated her long-awaited induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences with her PhD advisor, Tom Vogt. He even made t-shirts to celebrate, following his tradition of making a t-shirt for each of his students when they defend their PhD.
July 2022: The group traveled to Holár, Iceland for the Tenth International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution. We had a great time learning about all of the exciting research being done in our favorite fish and seeing our friends and colleagues again in person. And, Zuyao, Carlos, Dan and Marius gave fantastic talks on their own research! Many thanks to Bjarni Kristjánsson and all the local organizers for their warm welcome and for showing us their local sticklebacks and their beautiful country. We will be back!
May 2022: Marius and Katie take a break from setting up the inversion pond experiment at UBC to catch something more edible than sticklebacks: crabs!
May 2022: Luckily, Marius and Katie knew how to set the crab traps! Poor Dolph got nothing in his traps, but there were plenty to share at our feast later! Many, many thanks to Dolph Schluter for his incredible hospitality and cooking during our time in Vancouver!
September 2021: Our first annual lab outing to celebrate being back together. Thanks to Carlos and Melanie for organizing a fun day of horseback riding in the Jura!
And to everyone for being good sports!
It was a perfect day to talk with old friends and make new ones too.
Marius taught us all how to properly grill a cervelat!
Now we can all pass the Swiss citizenship test.
And finally thanks to everyone who took care of the boss's dogs. They had a great time too!
January 2021: The annual holiday "White Elephant gift exchange" goes virtual.
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May 2020: We make the best of the COVID-19 lockdown to work on our fitness, culminating in a lab pushup contest via Zoom. Katie wins with almost (!) 50 pushups.
November 2019: Current and former Peichel Lab members celebrate Sophie Archambeault's successful PhD defense in Seattle. From left to right: Matt Zuellig, Mike White, Margaret Mills, Shaun McCann, James Urton, Katie Peichel, Sophie Archambeault, Jen Cech, Anna Greenwood.
August 2019: Katie spent all day looking for fifteenspine sticklebacks, only to find one on the ferry from Turku to Stockholm!
August 2019: Matt J tests the salinity of the Baltic Sea near Turku, Finland after ESEB 2019.
January 2019: Katie becomes one with the tortoises on the Galapagos.
July 2018: Family reunion at the 9th International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution in Kyoto, Japan. Katie can't believe she is an academic grandmother, and so organized a photo with her current group (Sophie Archambeault, Matt Zuellig, Matt Josephson), her postdoc advisor David Kingsley and his current group, former Kingsley Lab postdoc Craig Miller and his group, plus Katie's former postdocs Mike White and Jun Kitano and their groups! Thanks to Jun Kitano for organizing a fantastic meeting.
June 2018: Matt Josephson, Diana Rennison, and Matt Zuellig enjoy a refreshment at the Bundesplatz in Bern after a sunny day of collecting clover for the Global Urban Evolution Project (GLUE). This project isn't on sticklebacks, but still on a topic close to our heart: parallel evolution! It will be cool to see whether the parallel clines of hydrogen cyanide levels in clover along urban-rural gradients in North America are replicated in Europe.
May 2018: Katie gave a plenary talk at the first Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Conference, sponsored by the Genetics Society of America. April Wei tweeted her awesome notes from the talk!
March 2018: Former Peichel Lab members Mike White and Shaun McCann joined current Peichel Lab members Katie Peichel, Matt Zuellig, Hilary Poore and Sophie Archambeault for a sunny day on the Schlittelweg in Mürren.
November 2017: We celebrate American Thanksgiving the Swiss way - with fondue!
August 2017: Sophie Archambeault takes a family photo with a fossil of the stem chordate Pikaia gracilens at the Burgess Shale, Canada.
May 2017: Diana Rennison surrounded by her supervisors at the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. From left to right: Tom Reimchen (Bachelors, University of Victoria), John Taylor (Masters, University of Victoria), Diana Rennison, Dolph Schluter (PhD, University of British Columbia), Katie Peichel (Postdoc, University of Bern).
November 2016: We celebrate our first American Thanksgiving in Bern!
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