Hopkins receives grant to study how plants choose mates

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
December 13, 2019

Hopkins receives grant to study how plants choose mates

Robin Hopkins

This spring, the greenhouses in the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will be overflowing with phlox, fragrant flowers bursting with hues of violet, pink, red, and magenta. But it’s not their floral beauty or aroma that captivates Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard. Hopkins, […]

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Kalmia latifolia

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
June 14, 2019

Robin Hopkins receives NSF grant to study speciation

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 15, 2019

Robin Hopkins receives NSF grant to study speciation

Robin Hopkins

Plants fuel Earth’s biodiversity, connecting humans to all parts of the biological world around them. Giving scientists and non-scientists access to accurate knowledge about the evolutionary forces that generate species is the motivating force behind the work of Robin Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and Faculty Fellow at the Arnold […]

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Science on the road

by Robin Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
March 29, 2019

Science on the road

Science conference Hopkins

With the start of spring, we are all looking for a little inspiration and new life. I said goodbye to winter and hello to spring at a scientific conference in sunny California along with two graduate students in the Hopkins Lab, Ben Goulet and Austin Garner. There we shared exciting new research results and learned […]

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Polyploid populations

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 1, 2019

Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 23, 2018

Reinforcement in Phlox

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 20, 2018

Genetic mechanisms of reinforcement

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 1, 2018

Catapulting pollen

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 1, 2018

Asymmetric gene flow in Phlox

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 1, 2017

Asymmetric gene flow in Phlox

Phlox growing in the Weld Hill Greenhouses

Federico Roda,  Robin Hopkins and colleagues used genomic analyses to examine the role of gene flow in flower color divergence in Phlox drummondii. Comparing transcriptomes between four Phlox species, they found asymmetric gene flow consistent with the asymmetric morphological divergence in flower color. The results are published in Molecular Ecology. abstract »

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