Somewhere along the line, Mathis lab graduates started including haikus on their comprehensive exams, perhaps in hope of softening the blow, or perhaps because they were simply struck with inspiration. Either way, here are some of the lyrics our lab has produced.

Limited resource
Plethodon territory
Rocks and logs are life

- Sarah Heimbach, 2017

Secretions taste terrible
Makes them hard to hold

- Stephanie Morrison, 2018

Hide their secrets underground
Laugh as we struggle

- Katy Gardner, 2018