I just got back to Colorado yesterday from a trip to present some of my postdoctoral research at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative biology. The other talks I attended were excellent and the diversity of topics on display was delightful!

Just prior to the meeting I put up a preprint on bioRxiv of a new paper with my postdoctoral advisor; ‚ÄúComputational modeling of anthocyanin pathway evolution‚ÄĚ. It was awesome to get a chance to talk about this work to the SICB audience and have some good follow-up discussions. Looking forward to attending again!

Of course, I also took the opportunity to check out some interesting Florida wildlife.

American alligator at Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve

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Mangrove buckeye at the Manatee viewing center nature trail

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Christmas berry (Lycium carolinianum) at the Manatee viewing center nature trail

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Zebra longwing the Manatee viewing center nature trail

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An anhinga at Lettuce Lake State Park

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Little blue herons in front of the Tampa convention center

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