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Interfering with Response to the Hormone Auxin Causes Extra Cell Divisions, Loss of Root Cap Identity, and Disorganized Growth (Jason Reed Lab)

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Biology Lunch Bunch

Spring 2017

Fridays 12:20 in Coker 215 (unless noted)

Date Speaker Lab/Host Topic
Jan 20 Martha Muñoz Duke, host Chris Martin Connecting Microevolution and Macroevolution through Evolutionary Physiology
Jan 27 Matthew Nielsen Kingsolver lab Interactions among multiple plastic traits in caterpillar thermoregulation
Feb 3 Safe Spaces Committee Discussion, collaboration, and inspiration: the goals and accomplishments of the Safe Spaces Committee over the past year
Feb 10 cancelled
Feb 17 Becky Irwin NCSU, host Joel Kingsolver Tritrophic effects of flower chemistry on pollinator-parasite interactions
Feb 24 TBA Graduate Recruitment Lightning Talks
March 3 Kate Augustine Kingsolver lab Plastic and behavioral responses of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
March 10 Kati Moore and Laura Hamon Kingsolver lab Developing a citizens science program for butterfly monitoring
March 17 Spring Break
March 24 Emilie Richards Martin lab Caribbean-wide sources of genetic variation contribute to localized adaptive radiation of trophic specialist pupfishes
March 31

in GSB 1377

Julia Samson Miller lab Using neural and physical models to describe collective behavior in pulsing corals
April 7 Rebecca O’Brien K. Pfennig lab Signal diversity in the Spadefoot toad
April 14 Holiday
April 21  Jee Yun Lee  Willett lab Salinity tolerance variation in geographically proximate copepod populations
April 28 Sofia de la Serna K. Pfennig lab TBA
 May 5  Yusan Yang  Servedio lab Sexual selection and phenotypic divergence in a polymorphic poison frog

Lunch Bunch Seminar organizer and contact: Dr. Maria Servedio (servedio[at]

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