UF well represented at Botany 2016

August 3rd, 2016

The University of Florida and the Soltis Lab were well represented at the Botany 2016 Conference this week!


Lab beach trip to St Augustine

October 12th, 2015

This weekend a lot of people from the lab headed over to Anastasia State Park near St. Augustine to enjoy some time on the beach. Thanks Miao for the photo!



Kicking off the new year with a party

August 25th, 2015

Here’s a photo a good portion of the lab. It was taken at a start of the year party at Pam and Doug’s.

Lab Fun Run

June 19th, 2015

This happened a few months ago, but just now getting around to posting the photo. This was from the after run breakfast party.


Blaine’s Awesome Calzone Recipe

October 9th, 2014


1 cup warm water

1 packet (.25 oz) active yeast

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

3 cups all-purpose  flour







Activate yeast in water

Mix everything until nice big ball of dough

Let rise (if you want) for 30 minutes

Roll out for calzone or pizza

Add whatever ingredients you want (cheese, sauce, salami, anchovies, etc)

Cook at 375 F for 12-15 minutes or until golden


#iamabotanist #reclaimthename #botany

August 29th, 2014

The Botanical Society of America issued a call for botanists to proclaim “I am a botanist” and reclaim the name. Many proud botanists from our and other botany labs at UF got together yesterday for this great photo.

Photo of proud botanists: #iamabotanist #reclaimthename #botany botany.org

#iamabotanist #reclaimthename #botany botany.org

Doug at the Olympic-Distance National Triathlon Championships

August 14th, 2014

Doug.Milwaukee_triathalonCongratulations to Doug who qualified for and competed in the Olympic-Distance National Championships in Milwaukee last weekend!

He was awesome, with his fastest swim and run components ever and a fast bike ride on a course with elevation (which he doesn’t get here!), to turn in his second fastest time ever: 2:42:51.61! He placed 69th in his age group, beating over 700 other finishers overall!

Lab fun run and picnic

April 8th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago we had the 2nd Annual lab fun run followed by a picnic on the back patio.

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Miao Sun’s Fried Rice with Egg

February 28th, 2014

One of our Chinese visiting scientists made this as a lab treat. This is the first post of lab recipes, but we hope it won’t be the last, as we have quite a diversity of visitors to the lab, and they often tempt us with delicious treats.


When the sign is calling your name…

February 18th, 2014