Events



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Dr. Julia Chifman, American University, Washington DC
- | Zoom



Looking back to look forward: understanding morphological diversity for agricultural improvement

Dr. Madelaine Bartlett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- | Leidy 109 and via Zoom

Abstract: Plants have evolved diverse morphological solutions to diverse ecological problems: cacti survive in deserts, tiny duckweeds float on water, and carnivorous plants get their nitrogen from prey lured…



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Dr. Brian Camley, John Hopkins University
- | Zoom



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Dr. Sebastian Schreiber, University of California, Davis
- | Zoom



Functionally stratified encoding in a biological gyroscope

Dr. Bradley Dickerson, Princeton
- | Leidy 109 and via Zoom

Abstract: Flies are among nature’s most agile flying creatures. This exquisite maneuverability is due in part to their possession of specialized mechanosensory organs known as the halteres. The halteres are…



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Dr. Maria Tătulea-Codrean, University of Cambridge
- | Zoom



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Dr. Avery Montie, Boston University
- | Zoom



It’s too late to Mitigate: Resilience & Adaptation in plants

Dr. Joanne Chory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
- | Levin Auditorium

The 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences is presented to Joanne Chory for her research combining genetic, biochemical & genome-wide analyses to elucidate how plants respond to light, & for inspiring…



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Dr. Cecilia Diniz Behn, Colorado School of Mines
- | Zoom



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 regulators of gene expression in…