Jacob Berv, Ph.D., comes to U-M from Cornell University, where he studied the connection between molecular evolution and macroevolutionary patterns. He now plans to use U-M’s vast genomic, fossil and anatomical collections to investigate evolutionary patterns, working across the labs of Matt Friedman, Ph.D.; Daniel Rabosky, Ph.D.; Stephen Smith, Ph.D.; and Ben Winger, Ph.D., in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. One of Berv’s research topics will focus on the degree to which rates of avian genome evolution reflect species’ life histories.