A farewell to Yongbin at the Rayback Collective . A mix of friends from all of EBIO that wished YB best of luck on the next phase of his research in China.


The impromptu Lichen Lab in Alabama.


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What a blast! In mid April 2016, the Tripp and Smith Labs + friends celebrated the contributions of 3 of our dear lab members: Heather Stone, Erica Tsai, and Andrea Berardi. All are going on to explore bright futures! We will miss you but thanks for the excuse for a GREAT party. PS: don’t miss this video of Heather’s banana dance ( Those three carpels have never been so excited….



Some serious lichen research happened in TN this past December (2016).


Vadi, Julienne, and T1 (aka Mat) pretending to drink Tea in the Tea House…

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T2 (aka Matt), Mandy, and Bre ‘down by the riva’, scavenging for… tennis balls? bent metal?

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Jeff Mitton, Heather Stone, and Susan Reinke during scavenger hunt. It’s really hard to take a banana seriously.

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Brian taking care of business as usual. Jessica and Erica going for the matching shoe thing. Little Ben wondering what will become of his generation. Sparky (T1’s car) in the background.

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Stacey and Vanessa swear they dress like this all the time. Lance in the background, pretending he is the normal one…

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A very small portion of the spread. Botanist really show up when it’s time for a potluck!

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Peter getting serious with the scavenger hunt. Keric trying to take a bottle of siracha (Andy) seriously.

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Heather, Andrea, and Erica gave us a nice excuse for a sunny afternoon get together!

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Tom Lemieux, Andy Ininns, and Mat (T1) jamming.

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Tom Lemieux and Janice Harvey, University of Colorado botanists extraordinaire and very patient waiters of Corpse Revivers…

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Max, Jack, Ginni, and William. Probably the most effective scavenger hunt team of all. Look at how smart these people are.