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  • March 25, Noon
    Dr. Scott Hawley

    "Molecular biology of meiosis"

    Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
  • March 26, 3:30 p.m.
    CANCELLED! - Dr. Parris Humphrey

    "The dynamics, genetics, and ecology of fitness in multiple environments" 

    Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
  • March 29, 3 p.m.
    Dr. Elizabeth McGraw

    "Using evolutionary approaches to dissect the genetic basis of Wolbachia-mediated viral blocking in mosquitoes"

    Hutchison 316
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Fay Lab Discovers Beer Yeast Is a True International Collaboration

March 12, 2019

A new study led by Justin Fay, an associate professor of biology, indicates that brewer’s yeas ...

Fay Lab Finds Modern Beer Yeast is a Mixture of Strains Used to Make Grape Wines and Asian Rice Wines

March 8, 2019

A team of researchers led by Justin Fay, an associate professor of biology, have investigated the an ...


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Beatriz Navarro Dominguez

profile imagePostdoctoral Research Associate, The Presgraves and Larracuente Labs

I work in both the Presgraves and Larracuente labs and am interested in the evolution of selfish DNA, which is a general term to describe several kinds of genetic elements that spread within the populations without contributing to the fitness of the organisms carrying them... Read more >

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