Rob Denton

Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Starting at the University of Connecticut

After successfully defending my PhD at Ohio State this summer, I’m now settling into my new home in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. I’ll be spending my time working on the Pyxicephalus adspersus genome with Dr. John Malone, and also continuing some projects on unisexual Ambystoma salamanders. For more about my current work, head over to the updated research section of this site. While blog posts here have been rare, I’m still going strong as a member of The Molecular Ecologist team. You can go here to read any of my posts or check out […]

How We Work: Dr. Paul Hurtado

Throughout my travels around academia, I’ve always been very interested in how other scientists work. Scientists in particular make for a great study of working habits for two main reasons: they typically juggle a variety of tasks and they largely determine their own work schedules. This results in a huge variety of work habits: night owls, early birds, multitaskers, focus-taskers, and on and on. I’ve been a long-time reader of Lifehacker’s “How I Work” series, an interview format in which folks from various organizations detail the secrets behind their work habits. I’ve always loved this idea: getting a peak into […]