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Past Molecular Evolution Fellows

The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the four Smithsonian Institution Molecular Evolution Fellowship competition. This list includes the names of the institutions from which they received their doctoral degrees, the title of the proposed research to be undertaken at the Smithsonian, the name of their host/advisor, the Smithsonian unit at which the research will be conducted, and the dates of their tenure.

Omland, Kevin E., Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Evolution, State University of New York, Albany. “A Phylogenetic Study of the Evolution of Migration in Orioles,” at the National Zoological Park with Robert Fleischer and Russell Greenberg from July 15, 1999 through September 30, 2000.

Roalson, Eric H.,¬†Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Evolution, Claremont Graduate University. “Floral Evolution in Gasteranthus (Gesneriaceae): Phylogenetic Relationships and Ontogenetic Development of Floral Spurs,” at the National Museum of Natural History with Elizabeth Zimmer and Laurence Skog from September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2001.

Holznagel, Wallace E., Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Evolution, University of Alabama. “Exploring the Higher Order Phylogeny of Birds with C-myc,” at the National Museum of Natural History with Michael Braun from October 8, 2001 through October 7, 2002.

Sumner, Seirian R.M., Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Evolution, University College, London. “Genetics of Caste Determination in Primitive and Advanced Eusocial Wasps,” at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with Mary Jane West-Eberhard and William Wcislo from February 1, 2002 through January 31, 2004.

Leonard, Jennifer A., Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Evolution, University of California, Los Angeles. “Ancient DNA Analysis of Hawaiian Domestic Animals,” at the National Museum of Natural History with Robert Fleischer and Jesus Maldonado from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2004.

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