Max Winston    
 

publications

 

EDUCATION

(2011 - Forward) Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago. Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Advisor: Dr. Corrie Moreau

(2004 - 2008) B.A. Princeton University. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Certificate in Environmental Studies. Advisor: Dr. Henry Horn

PUBLICATIONS

Winston, M.E., Kronauer, D.J.C., & Moreau, C.S. (2016) Early and dynamic colonization of Central America drives speciation in Neotropical army ants. Molecular Ecology.

Winston, M.E., Thompson, A., Trujillo, G., Burchill, A., & Moreau, C.S. (In press) Novel approach to heritability detection suggests canalization to paternal genotype in a complex morphological trait. Ecology & Evolution.

Winston, M.E. & Herz, H. (2015) Roads alter foraging patterns of the leafcutter ant Atta colombica. Studies of Neotropical Fauna and Environment.

Winston, M.E., Hampton-Marcell, J., Zarraonaindia, I., Owens, S., Moreau, C.S., Gilbert, J. A., Hartsel, J., Kennedy, S., & Gibbons, S.M. (2014) Understanding cultivar-specificity and soil determinants of the Cannabis microbiome. PLoS ONE.

Chavarria, L., McCreery, H., Lawson, S., Winston, M.E. & O'Donnell, S. (2012). Sodium-specific foraging by leafcutter ant workers (Atta cephalotes, Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ecological Entomology

PRESENTATIONS

Winston, M.E. Genomic data help us understand the Great American Biotic Interchange. (2016) Annual Board of Trustees Meeting of the Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, IL, USA. 5 minutes.

Winston, M.E., Kronauer, D.J., & Moreau, C. Early and dynamic colonization of Central America drives speciation in Neotropical army ants. (2016) Evolution 2016 annual meeting. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL, USA. 12 minutes.

Winston, M.E., Kronauer, D.J., & Moreau, C. Early and dynamic colonization of Central America drives speciation in Neotropical army ants. (2016) Annual GAANN Retreat. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL, USA. 12 minutes.

Winston, M.E., Kronauer, D.J., & Moreau, C. Early and dynamic colonization of Central America drives speciation in Neotropical army ants. (2015) EntSoc 61st annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN, USA. 12 minutes.

Winston, M.E., Kronauer, D.J., & Moreau, C. Utilizing genotyping-by-sequencing to elucidate Neotropical army ant evolution. 15 minutes. (2014) EntSoc 60th annual meeting. Portland, OR, USA. 12 minutes.

Winston, M.E., Kronauer, D.J., & Moreau, C. Utilizing genotyping-by-sequencing to elucidate Neotropical army ant evolution. 15 minutes. (2014) IUSSI 2014 bi-annual meeting. Cairns, Australia. 15 minutes.

Winston, M.E., Kronauer, D.J., & Moreau, C. Utilizing genotyping-by-sequencing to elucidate Neotropical army ant evolution. 15 minutes. (2014) Evolution 2014 annual meeting. Raleigh, NC, USA. 15 minutes.

Winston, M.E., & Moreau, C. Patrilineal diversity and worker caste determination: An assessment in the Neotropical army ant Eciton burchellii. (2013) EntSoc 59th annual meeting. Austin, TX, USA. 12 minutes.

Winston, M.E., & Moreau, C. Patrilineal diversity and worker caste determination: An assessment in the Neotropical army ant Eciton burchellii. (2013) Evolution 2013 annual meeting. Snowbird, UT, USA. 15 minutes.

Winston, M.E., Hampton-Marcell, J., Zarraonaindia, I., Owens, S., Moreau, C.S., Gilbert, J. A., Kennedy, S., & Gibbons, S.M. Understanding the post-harvest microbial community legacy of three Cannabis spp. strain types in associated bulk-soil, rhizosphere, and roots. (2012) 4th Annual Soil Metagenomics Conference. Chicago, IL. Poster Presentation.

Winston, M.E. & Herz, H. (2012) The effect of anthropogenic disturbance on Attine foraging. EntSoc 58th annual meeting. Reno, NV, USA. Poster presentation.

Winston, M.E. Evaluating cost-effectiveness with the Whole Home Project. (2011) Better Buildings: Better Business Conference. Energy Center of Wisconsin. 120 minutes.

Thompson, A., Winston, M.E., Trujillo, G., & Moreau, C. Assessing genotypic bias in Neotropical army ant caste determination. (2014) Evolution 2014 annual meeting. Raleigh, NC, USA. Poster presentation.

Trujillo, G., Winston, M.E., Thompson, A., & Moreau, C. Inferring parentage in Eciton burchellii parvispinum colonies. (2014) Evolution 2014 annual meeting. Raleigh, NC, USA. Poster presentation.

POSITIONS

(Summer 2016) Summer Intern, Tempus, Chicago, IL. Data science to improve clinical cancer care.
(2009 – 2011) Energy Analyst, CNT Energy, Chicago, IL. Implementing energy efficiency in affordable housing.
(2009 – 2011) Chairman of Fellow Support, Princeton Alumnicorps.
(2008 – 2009) Princeton in Asia Fellow, High School Science Teacher, Kwangju Foreign School, South Korea.

WHITE PAPERS/REPORTS

Winston, M.E., Brand, L., & Ludwig, P. (2011). Test Plan: Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Steam Balancing in Chicagoland. Building America, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

Winston, M.E., & Ludwig, P. (2010). 2010 Annual Energy Savers Report for Peoples' Gas.

Winston, M.E., Loewen, K., & Wordlaw, L. (2010). Contribution: Energy Efficiency Plan for Decatur, IL.

HONORS & AWARDS

(2015) President's Award for Best Student Talk (second prize) at ESA 2016
(2015) NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant [$17,200]
(2014) Field Museum of Natural History MiSeq Sequencing Award [$5,000]
(2013) Systematic Biology Award [$2,000]
(2013) BSD Steiner Travel Award [$2,500]
(2012) Organization for Tropical Studies Student Award [$2,500]
(2012) University of Chicago Hinds Fund Research Award [$2,000]
(2010) Princeton Alumnicorps Fellowship, Chicago, IL
(2009) Princeton in Asia Fellowship, Kwangju, South Korea
(2008) Member Select of Sigma Xi Research Society
(2007) Undergraduate Research Grant for Thesis Work with Smithsonian Institution, Gamboa, Panama. [$4,000]

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

- Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) Course: "Behavior, Ecology, & Diversity of Neotropical Social Insects"(March 2012)
- Princeton Tropical Ecology Program, in coordination with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Spring 2007)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE & OUTREACH

(February 2016) University of Costa Rica: De novo genome assembly and annotation workshop (5 days) (invited)

(2015 - Winter Quarter) TA: Statistical Genetics. Lab design and lecture, 100 min (8).

(2013 - Fall Quarter) TA: Introductory Phylogenetics. Lab design and lecture, 150 min (8).

(2012 - Fall Quarter) TA: Insect Biology. 80 min lecture (2).

(Fall 2013 - present) Mentorship: Intern Andrea Thompson

(Winter 2014 - Winter 2015) Mentorship: Intern Cody Weinberger

(Winter 2014 - Summer 2014) Mentorship: Intern Gabe Trujillo

(Spring 2013 - Summer 2014) Mentorship: Intern & REU Andrew Burchill

(2011 - 2013) Member of the AntWeb AntBlog AntAsk team: http://www.antweb.org/antblog/

(2009) High School Science Teacher, Kwangju Foreign School, South Korea.

(2004 - 2009) SAT Tutoring, Domestic & International

PEER REVIEW

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution [Reviewer: 2016 onward]
Molecular Ecology [Reviewer: 2016 onward]
Molecular Biology and Evolution [Reviewer: 2014 onward]
PLoS One [Reviewer: 2012 onward]
Journal of Biogeography [Reviewer: 2015 onward]
Conservation Genetics [Reviewer: 2015 onward]

FIELD EXPERIENCE

Costa Rica: Field expedition in collaboration with UCR and Adrian Pinto (February 2016)
Perú: Field expedition funded by BSD Steiner Travel Award (July - August 2013)
Costa Rica: Moreau Lab field expedition (June 2012)
Panama: Princeton Tropical Ecology Program (January – May 2007)
Panama: Undergraduate Thesis Research (June – August 2007)

SKILLS/PROGRAMS

General: Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite
Mapping: ArcGIS, ArcView
Bioinformatics: Unix, Bash, Python
Client Management: Salesforce
Statistical/Analytical: R, KiNG
Metagenomics: QIIME, Cytoscape
Phylogenetics: FigTree, BEAST, Mr. Bayes, Phylip
Morphometrics: MorphoJ, ImageJ
Energy Modeling: TREAT, EA-Quip, RemRate

LANGUAGES

English (Native)
Spanish (Limited Working Proficiency: ILR-2)
French (Limited Working Proficiency: ILR-2)
Korean (Elementary Proficiency: ILR-1)