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  • February 22, 3 p.m.
    Dr. Yuseob Kim

    “How often does negative frequency-dependent selection occur?”

    Hutchison 316
  • February 25, Noon
    Dr. Parris Humphrey

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

    Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
  • March 4, Noon
    Dr. Amanda Amodeo

    “The role of histone availability in cell cycle and transcriptional regulation in the early embryo”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
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Daven Presgraves Explains What Makes A Species Different

January 7, 2019

Most evolutionary biologists distinguish one species from another based on reproductivity: members o ...


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Nicholas Macoretta

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I work in the Gorbunova lab, so my general interests lie in aging.  Now, there are many different aspects to this generalized process, so I have to narrow my focus when asking questions about aging organisms... Read more >

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