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Biology is fundamental to our changing world. The 21st century challenge for our students, our scholars, and the greater society is to understand our place in this changing world and to create fundamental knowledge for informed policies, economies, and social structure.

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Nutrient-sensitive transcripts as biomarkers of in situ physiological state in marine phytoplankton

Dr. Sarah Smith
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Phytoplankton impact ocean food webs, nutrient cycles, and global carbon biogeochemistry, yet traditional bulk methods to study them are often inadequate to measure relevant rates and dynamics that influence…



How to make a fighting fish: the genetics of domestication of Betta splendens Seminar

Dr. Andres Bendesky, Columbia University
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Betta, one of the most popular pet fish, have been selectively bred for fighting for centuries and then popularized for ornamental purposes as one of the most morphologically diverse fish. To determine…