Teo joined the lab as a post-doc in September 2014. He's originally from Macedonia, but he moved to the U.S. to to complete a PhD with Ed Theriot at The University of Texas at Austin. His work there mainly centered on using phylogenetic comparative methods to understand the evolution of different diatom traits, like growth habit and cell size. Some of his PhD work focused on questions related to the marine–freshwater divide, which is the main focus of his current work in the lab. Every lab needs an R wiz, and now we have one.

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