Last week Dr. Burnes and I had the chance to visit Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Our visit was part of a project looking at biogeography of Sceloporus lizards, in connection with Dr. Burnes’ bioinformatics course, with support from INBRE.

We collected data and tissues from a handful of MMNS museum specimens and took them to UMMC for sequencing. The museum and sequencing core staff were all amazing! We’re excited about the possibility of sequencing formalin preserved specimens!