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Kate Hertweck
Works at University of Texas at Tyler
Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
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Getting ready for Botany 2015!
I'm heading off to Edmonton this weekend for Botany 2015 . This conference is co-hosted by a handful of professional societies, a few for which I've maintained membership for several years (Botanical Society of America and American Society of Plant Taxonomi...
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Self evaluation for teaching an undergraduate bioinformatics course
I wrote several lengthy posts last fall and winter that reflected on my preparations to teach a new course this spring (bioinformatics lecture and lab for undergraduate biology majors, main post here ). The logistics and intellectual drain of new course pre...
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Data Carpentry hackathon for genomics
I'm pleased to report back from the Data Carpentry (DC) genomics hackathon, which I attended last week with ~26 other folks at Cold Spring Harbor Labs in New York. The goal of this meeting was to develop modules for a DC workshop focused on analysis of next...
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Struggling with assessment.
I'm in the final throes of course design for my bioinformatics class next semester. I've already written a bit about planning the course , and a little about my problems convincing students to take it . I've spent a lot of time getting the computer lab up a...
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Geeking out about acorns on the local news.
My university has a pretty decent relationship with the local news. Reporters fairly frequently contact the public relations office, seeking out an authority (i.e., professor) on the topic of the story they're preparing. A few folks in my department appear ...
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How did I get here? Learning to love research.
I grew up in southern Indiana, in an area stuck mid-way between small town and big city (Evansville). I thought biology and music were both pretty cool in high school. I applied to colleges in a haphazard way, auditioning on flute for some schools, and chec...
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Debriefing from TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute
I had such good intentions to blog more this summer during my reprieve from class planning, but that obviously didn't work out. A short blog post describing my adventure at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Summer Supercomputing Institute (SSI) in ...
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Under-appreciated Texas wildflowers
In my ongoing quest to balance the computational aspect of my work , I've been working with the East Texas Master Naturalists to continue developing their herbarium collection of local, native plants. It's been a great synergistic relationship: they teach m...
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Formal address.
Right after finishing my PhD, I started preparations to move to North Carolina to begin a job as a postdoctoral researcher. My mother accompanied me on a preliminary scouting trip to find an apartment. I was baffled and a little amused when she made sure po...
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Departmental holiday parties, then and now.
My PhD advisor, Chris Pires, sent me this picture via email a few days ago. It's the two of us at our first holiday party at University of Missouri, during my first year of graduate school in 2005. I think we won trivia or something, and got an awesome grab...
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A catalysis meeting on long term experimental evolution.
Travel makes it easy to let blog posts slip away without being fully formed, written, and posted. Now that the semester is winding down, I'm going to try and follow through with writing the backlog of posts that have been piling up from my adventures over t...
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Casting a wide net.
I was fortunate as a post-doc at NESCent to have a huge community of like-minded scholars to help me develop intellectually. I'm still very fortunate to be surrounded by folks doing awesome research, but I was hired specifically to fill a missing niche (bio...
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Have her in circles
192 people
Tyten Teegarden's profile photo
peter morrison's profile photo
Jeremy Gibson's profile photo
Mock Star (JD)'s profile photo
Jeff Abbott's profile photo
SciFund's profile photo
J. Chris Pires's profile photo
Katie O'Donnell's profile photo
Stuart Malton's profile photo
Education
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Biology, 2005 - 2011
  • Western Kentucky University
    Biology, History, Communication, 2001 - 2005
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Science researcher and educator
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evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, genomics
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  • University of Texas at Tyler
    Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
  • NESCent
    postdoctoral fellow, 2011 - 2014
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