Published: Sept. 27, 2019

chickadee lab workKathryn wrapped up a multi-week stint at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology preparing 430 chickadee DNA samples for sequencing. Cramming 430 samples into one tube was no small task! This project is part of a collaboration between Kathryn and Scott, along with Ken Otter and Theresa Burg, exploring the link between chickadee hybridization and human habitat disturbance across much of North America. When she wasn't propped up at the lab bench, Kathryn enjoyed Ithaca's beautiful Fall display, re-visited all of her favorite haunts from her undergraduate days, and connected with fellow bird researchers at Cornell.