Sarah L. Boyer

Associate Professor

Biology Department

Macalester College

1600 Grand Avenue

Saint Paul, Minnesota

55105 USA

boyer (at) macalester (dot) edu

Sarah’s CV

News from the Boyer Lab

  1. We took our research in some new directions this summer, getting started on projects on Australian armored harvestmen, and also local daddy long-legs reproductive behavior.  You can see hilarious trailers for our work on reproductive behavior here and here, thanks to hardworking lab member Michelle Coblens.  At right the whole summer student gang is out and about looking for critters.  From left to right: rising seniors Jill Oberski, Kenji Shoemaker, Mito Imagawa, Michelle Coblens, Katya Jay, and Joanne Johnson.

  2. We had a great field season in Australia!  Joanne Johnson and Jill Oberski, both Macalester class of ’16, joined me and my colleague Prashant Sharma (University of Wisconsin - Madison) for our May-June 2015 expedition to Queensland.  We came home laden with harvestman specimens for our ongoing research projects.  At right, my students and I are in the rainforest en route to a collecting site.

  3. Big congratulations to Boyer Lab alum Caitlin Baker ’12!  She was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in support of her work on harvestman evolution in Gonzalo Giribet’s lab at Harvard, where she in the second year of her PhD.  Caitlin has coauthored three (!) different publications related to her Macalester honors thesis, one of which is published and two of which are currently in review.