Allison Shultz (@ajshultz622 )

Allison Shultz



Bio Assistant Curator of Birds at the NHMLA, broadly interested in bird genomics and coloration. My tweets are my own.
Location Los Angeles, CA
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Account created 29-10-2011 00:02:33
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iPhone : Our paper is now available: Dating genomic variants and shared ancestry in population-scale sequencing data
biorxiv.org/content/early/…
#bioRxiv

iPhone : PSA: Fall migration = a lot of dead birds, esp. around buildings. These can be scientifically useful. Assume someone can use it if you find one. Put it in a plastic bag with a label of the location and date found, freeze it, and get it to a natural history museum in your area.

iPhone : SMBE 2019 call for symposia are out! A great opportunity to share your work and highlight your field's research. Deadline to submit is Nov 2. Meeting will be in Manchester UK July 21-25. Submit symposia here: smbe2019.org/call-for-sympo… #SMBE19

Twitter Web Client : Bird feathers have growth bars that can be used, like tree rings, to measure growth rates (ptilochronology). In awesome paper by Ryan Terrill they reveal dramatic patterns in rate of feather growth across the Neotropics: bioone.org/doi/full/10.16…

iPhone : I cannot stress enough how sad and angry this makes me. This is what happens when museums are underfunded for several years.
reuters.com/article/us-bra…

iPhone : There’s an open-rank, division-wide job search at UCLA for someone with a strong commitment to promote the success of underrepresented and undeserved populations. Come join us! recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04028 #diversity #diversifyEEB please RT

iPhone : SNPs linked to ultraconserved elements resolve very recent divergence not evident with other markers (Araripe vs. Helmeted manakins): onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.111…

Twitter Web Client : The signal is particularly strong for genes that interact with #viruses.

A few other interesting KEGG pathways enriched for positively selected genes in birds alone as well (DNA repair and recombination, lipid metabolism, phototransduction).

Feedback welcome!

Twitter Web Client : Sad to have missed #Evo2018 and #IOCongress2018, but excited to have my first #preprint up: biorxiv.org/content/early/….

Tim Sackton and I combine comparative genomic and transcriptomic data to show evidence for shared pathogen-mediated selection across #birds and #mammals.