In this paper we describe our laboratory protocol/bioinformatics pipeline, compare empirical zebra finch data to expectations from the reference genome, and analyze consistency across samples/runs. The paper is freely available here:
After defending my PhD at Boston University this summer, I have officially started a Post-doctoral Fellow position in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University! I am working with Sarah Mathews and Levi Yant on comparative genomics of the Maleae tribe (apples, pears, and others).
Our manuscript An experimental test of host song mimicry as a species recognition cue among male brood parasitic indigobirds (Vidua spp.) has been accepted for publication in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. The article is available online and will appear in no. 4 of the journal this year. http://aoucospubs.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-14-35.1