Department Seminar at OSU!

simon-at-osu I was invited to give my first Department Seminar at Oklahoma State University! I presented (September 14th, 2016) work from my dissertation on Neobartsia as well as current and future work on speciation and the accumulation of species properties. I spent two days in Stillwater and everything went really well. My host, Mark Fishbein, and his students were great and I had many good and stimulating conversations with them and other people in the department.

What a fantastic experience! 🙂

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My first talk as a postdoc

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I gave my first talk as a postdoc today 🙂

It was at BioLunch, a weekly department wide seminar at the University of Missouri-St.Louis Biology Department. I presented my work on Bartsia and people really liked it.

I was honored by the presence of eminent scientists like Bob RicklefsPeter Stevens, Bob Marquis, and of course my current postdoctoral advisor Nathan MuchhalaIvan Jimenez, Eric Knox, all my lab mates, and students from across the department!

It was a great experience and a great way to start this new stage in my life.