Interdisciplinary Reproduction & Health Group Science Seminar – Oct. 4, 2023
The goal of the Interdisciplinary Reproduction & Health Group (IRHD) Seminar Series is to highlight transdisciplinary precision research taking place in the reproductive health field, provide opportunities for collaboration among researchers to build their own research efforts and promote clinical/researcher activity across the University of Missouri System and our partners.
The IRHG was organized and established through a faculty-driven, grass roots effort in 2016 to develop an integrative interdisciplinary program that transcends traditional departmental, college and system boundaries to foster excellence in reproduction, health research and education at Mizzou.
View all upcoming Reproductive Health events on the IRHD Seminar Series website.
For questions about this event, please reach out to Wipawee Winuthayanon.
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Speaker: Vincent J. Lynch, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Date: Oct. 4, 2023, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building, Atkins Family Seminar Room
In-person and virtual option
- Light snack will be provided in person. All are welcome!
- Attend virtually in Zoom with ID 969 5309 4849 and passcode 422673.
About the Speaker
A major challenge in biology is to determine the genetic and molecular mechanisms responsible for phenotypic differences between species (DevoEvo), particularly mechanisms that underlie the origin of new anatomical structures (‘evolutionary novelties’), biological functions (‘evolutionary innovations’), and that limit biological possibilities (‘developmental constraints’). To explore how evolutionary novelties, innovations, and developmental constraints evolve we combine comparative genomics and experimental methods to deduce the molecular mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pregnancy and animals with extremely long lifespans and large body sizes, and the role evolutionary history plays in our susceptibility to diseases such as preterm birth and cancer.