Retrospective blog post time, again! 2013 was a fine year. I was lucky enough to go to Bolivia:
…and to the Everglades in Florida to see manatees and gators, and to Knoxville, Tennessee for the AAPA meetings and the Great Smokey Mountains. With a bunch of great collaborators, I coauthored a papers on RADseq in primates, protein-protein interactions, and the use of phylogenetics in primate behavior. In our lab, data collection kicked into (relatively) high gear by prepping and sequencing about a dozen “next-gen” libraries full of primates. Amazingly, they all worked!
A big change in 2013 for me outside of the lab was to restart learning Spanish using the site, italki and to begin to learn halting French using Duolingo. The Spanish certainly came in handy in Bolivia (and Florida) and I hope the French will be equally useful if I ever work in Francophone Africa.
This here blog is just over a year and a half old. A bunch of folks (almost 30,000) visited this site from all over the world this year which always makes me happy. C’mon, though, Greenland! You’re STILL a lot of grey in this map projection.