About Sarah Boyer

Boyer's research interests encompass evolution, historical biogeography, and systematics of invertebrates. Her research at Harvard focused on the suborder Cyphophthalmi, a group of tiny Opiliones (daddy long-legs or harvestmen) with a global distribution.
As a lecturer, she designed and taught an ecology class for non-majors, as well as a molecular ecology course for masters students. She has taught in field settings, including a semester-long field biology course at the University of California South Pacific Research Station in Moorea, French Polynesia.
EDUCATION:
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Harvard University
Boyer has been teaching at Macalester since 2007.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Biology, Macalester College
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Disciplines


Research Interests

Biodiversity and evolution of invertebrates, Molecular Systematics, Population Genetics, and Biogeography

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Best Student Talk, Division of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • 2005 American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2005 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Merit Fellowship, Harvard University
  • 2004 Best Student Talk, Systematics, International Congress of Arachnology
  • 2001 Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University
  • 2001 NIH Genetics and Genomics Training Grant Fellowship, Harvard University

Courses

  • Biodiversity & Phylogeny
  • Evolution
  • Animal Diversity

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin-Rice 218
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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