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Dynamics of sleep homeostasis

Dr. Cecilia Diniz Behn, Colorado School of Mines
- | DRL 4C2 and via Zoom

Abstract: The “homeostatic sleep drive” describes sleep need that increases during wake and decreases during sleep. Using a physiologically-based mathematical model of sleep-wake regulatory…



Finding a needle in a haystack: looking for non-coding RNA functions

Dr. Martin Crespi, Université Paris-Saclay
- | Leidy 109 and via Zoom

Abstract: The non-coding genome is the major part of the eukaryotic transcriptome and many long noncoding RNAs, or lncRNAs, were shown to act as positive or negative quantitative…



Penn Science Café: Sex, Courtship, and Bird Behavior Go High Tech

Dr. Marc Schmidt, Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
- | Morris Arboretum & Gardens
100 East Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us for an engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following the talk.

During the breeding season, male birds work very hard to impress potential partners, often using complex…