The FAB* lab is the name we gave to a collection of labs at Simon Fraser University starting in 2001 whose joint focus was organic evolution. FAB stood for Felix Breden, Arne Mooers, Bernie Crespi. In the mid naughts, Mike Hart joined, and we became FAB*. A few years later, Mark Collard joined from Archaeology, and from there grew HESP and now the the Crawford Lab of Evolutionary Studies.
We meet weekly, the older folks sit on each others’ students’ committees, coordinate undergrad and graduate training, and we are all active in various overlapping and more inclusive groups (such as the UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Ecology and Evolution Retreat, the now defunct Vancouver Evolution Group, the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference). We basically think about evolution and evolutionary ecology as much as possible.
On the Alumni page of the Crawford Lab is a (likely incomplete) list of past member of the FAB* lab. We are extremely proud of all our alumni and their ongoing accomplishments.