News from the Boyer Lab


  1. Michelle Coblens ’16, Katya Jay ’16, and I will be doing fieldwork in Queensland, Australia from mid-May to early June, 2014.  After we wrap up the field season, we will spend the rest of the summer in our lab on campus, primarily sequencing DNA and generating scanning electron microscope images.  I will also be working with a group of 6 undergraduates through Macalester’s HHMI Young Researchers Program this summer - Lin Aanonsen and I will be offering introductory research training to the group in both of our labs.  

  2. Boyer Lab alumni have been killing it on the grad school applications front!  Caitlin Baker ’12 is headed to Harvard OEB, Zach Popkin-Hall ’13 chose Texas A&M Entomology, Margot White ’14 will be attending Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and Sam DelSerra ’12 will pursue a PhD at the University of Minnesota EEB.  Catherine Reuter ’10 and Sam Wershow ’10 are both going to master’s programs, at Louisiana State and Western Washington University respectively - both to do projects with exciting fieldwork.  Sarah Couser ’14 will start med school at Tufts in the fall.  Big congratulations!

  3. Kristi Curry Rogers (Macalester Biology & Geology) and I escaped the brutal Minnesota winter for a few days in Austin, Texas at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting in early January.  Two of Kristi’s students and Boyer Lab alum Margot White ’14 presented posters on their research.

  4. Sarah Couser ’14 and Amanda Wareham ’13 presented their research on DNA barcoding of crustaceans at the St. Croix River Research Rendezvous in Marine-on-St Croix in October.




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