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. Our lab had a big showing at the 2016 meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, with 6 Macalester seniors presenting posters on their research!  We enjoyed taking in some great talks, meeting up with old and new friends, and the sights and foods of Portland - which live up to their reputation in every regard.  At right, we are posing with collaborator Prashant Sharma (University of Wisconsin - Madison).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.  You can read more about our trip here.