Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00pm
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill 999 Willamette St., Eugene, Oregon 97401
Why organisms diversify their offspring in response to stress.
University of Oregon associate professor of biology Nadia Singh will deliver a talk on how maternal stress influences genetic processes. Singh studies ecology, evolution, and genetics and is working to understand a genetic exchange that takes place during meiosis, a specialized form of cell division required for producing gametes — sperm and eggs in humans. This genetic exchange, called recombination, varies from individual to individual, from population to population, and from species to species. Using fruit flies as a model system, Singh wants to understand the extent of this variation and its effect on evolution.
Food and beverage available for purchase at Ax Billy Grill.