We are an informal group of faculty and students interested in Evolutionary Genetics. We get together alternate Tuesdays at 12:30pm (1208 Biology-Psychology Building) to share our latest research results and discuss recently published papers. We also converge as a 'flashmob' at relevant departmental seminars throughout the week.
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10 - Schyler Nunziata (Fritz lab?) - Using genomic data to detect recent population size trends
31 - Da Yin (Haag lab) - Self-fertility triggers rapid genome shrinkage and loss of sperm competition proteins
14 - Open.
28 - Open.
14 - Open.
28 - Postponed to April 25
11 - Open.
25 - Megan Fritz (ENTM) - A next-generation sequencing approach for detecting field-evolved insect resistance to transgenic crops.
9 - Kristin Hook (Fisher Lab). TBA.
06 - Open
20 - Kristin Hook (Fisher lab) - Female promiscuity, sperm bias, and sexual conflict in the seed beetle
04 - Ben Sandkam (Carleton lab) - Recent origin and rapid spread of recombination suppression between the guppy X and Y chromosomes suggests a role for sexual selection in sex chromosome formation
18 - Open
01 - Karen Carleton - Unravelling the regulation of opsin gene expression through QTL and gene regulatory networks
15 - Irene Liu (Fisher lab) - Mating systems, sperm competition, and reproductive protein evolution in Agelaius blackbirds
29 - Carlos Machado - Population structure and genetic variability in fig wasps
26 - Snowzilla
09 - Eric Haag (BIOL) The curious sex lives of Kryptolebias marmoratus, the mangrove killifish
23 - Sara Via (BIOL) Population genetic issues in sympatric divergence.
08 - Brittany Ott (CBMG) Microbial dynamics within shed mucosal secretions of Hirudo verbana, the European medicinal leech.
22 - Mao-Lun Weng (BIOL) The natural history of mutations: sequence data from Arabidopsis thaliana mutation accumulation lines.
5 - Open.
19 - Kevin Nyberg (BIOL). Swan song: Regulatory divergence of protein-coding and noncoding genes as revealed by Drosophila hybrids.
3 - Pratima Nandamuri (BIOL). Regulation of opsin gene expression in cichlid fishes.
08 - Tom Kocher (BIOL) Kickoff and Organizational Meeting. The landscape of sexually antagonistic selection and the evolution of new sex chromosomes.
22 - Philip Johnson (BIOL) Role of recombination vs selection in generating the T cell repertoire.
05 - FLASHMOB - BEES Seminar - Sudhir Kumar (Temple Univ) - Discovering the grand time tree of life - Monday 12pm 1103 BRB
06 - Open. Perhaps best left that way...
07 - FLASHMOB - Biology seminar - Karen Carleton (BIOL) - Genomic approaches to understanding a fish eye’s view. Wednesday, 2pm 1103 BRB.
09 - FLASHMOB - Biology seminar - Michael Cummings (BIOL) - Application of computer science to biology, a few examples. Friday, 2pm 1103 BRB.
19 - FLASHMOB - BEES Seminar - Arlin Stoltzfus (NIST/IBBR) - The contribution of mutation bias to parallel evolution. Monday 12pm, 1103 BRB.
20 - Bill Jeffery (BIOL) - The search for eye degeneration genes in blind cavefish: a long and winding road. Tuesday 12:30pm, 1208 BPS.
21 - FLASHMOB - Biology seminar - Carlos Machado (BIOL) - Genomics of species divergence at different time scales”. Wednesday 3pm 1103 BRB.
30 - FLASHMOB - Entomology seminar - Jerry Wilkinson (BIOL) - Sexual selection, genomic conflict, and speciation in stalk-eyed flies. Friday 12pm 1130 Plant Sciences Bldg.
03 - Kevin Nyberg (BIOL) Evolution of long noncoding RNA expression in the Drosophila pseudoobscura-persimilis species pair
17 - Josie Reinhardt (BIOL) Differential Impacts of meiotic drive on the evolution of X chromosomes. Tuesday, 12:30pm, 1208 BPS.
08 - Heidi Fisher (BIOL) Genetic basis of adaptive sperm morphology in deer mice. Tuesday, 12:30pm, 1208 BPS
25 - Reade Roberts (BIOL) - "The genetic basis of adaptation in Lake Malawi cichlid fish"
31 - FLASHMOB - BEES seminar 12:00noon, 1103 BRB. Richard Frankham, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia "Predicting outbreeding depression: Critical information for managing fragmented populations"
1 - No meeting (too many job seminars...)
8 - No meeting (too many job seminars...)
1 - Masato Yoshizawa (BIOL) - "Paternal genetic effect, which may have encouraged cavefish to adapt 'surface' mitochondria"
15 - Claire O'Quin (BIOL) - "How many genes control cichlid color patterns?"
22 - Spring Break
29 - Cristel Thomas (BIOL, MOCB) - "The wonders of next-generation sequencing: evolution of sex-biased expression in the genus Caenorhabditis."
5 - Kelly O'Quin (BIOL, BEES) - PhD Thesis defense - "Evolution, development, and genetics of opsin gene expression in African cichlid fishes"
26 - Joe Ross (BIOL) - "Genomic divergence and the evolution of recombination and incompatibility in Caenorhabditis briggsae"
10 - Kevin Nyberg (BIOL) - "Evolution and Function of mRNA-like non-coding RNAs in Drosophila."
7 - No meeting today.
14 - Reade Roberts (BIOL) - "Craniofacial evolution via the hedgehog pathway"
21 - Joe Ross (BIOL) - "Inter-strain genomic incompatibilities in Caenorhabditis briggsae revealed by genotyping recombinant inbred lines"
28 - Andrew Redd (NIAID/NIH) - "Transmitted HIV-1 strains persist in
the population and constrain viral diversity"
5 - Masato Yoshizawa (BIOL) - "Evolution of a behavioral shift mediated by the lateral line adapts cavefish to life in darkness"
11 -FLASHMOB - BEES Seminar - Karen Carleton (BIOL) - "Using opsin genes to see through the eyes of a fish" - Monday 12pm, 1103 BRB
12 - No meeting today
19 - Charlie Fenster (BIOL) - "Mutational phenomics"
26 - TBA (University of) - TBA (Room 1208 BPS today!)
2 - Adam Smith (BIOL) - "Opsin gene sequence and expression variation between (very) closely related cichlid fishes"
9 - BioScience Day - no EvoGen meeting
16 - Jeff Leips (University of Maryland - Baltimore County) - "From Systems to Functional Genetics of Immunosenescence: the Drosophila model"
23 - No meeting
30 - No meeting
7 - No meeting
14 - No meeting
26 - Program meeting - curriculum discussion
2 - Tom Kocher (BIOL) - "Sequencing the tilapia genome"
8 - FLASHMOB - BEES seminar - David Carr (U Virginia) - Inbreeding effects on plant-insect interactions"
9 - SNOWED OUT!
12 - FLASHMOB - ENTM Seminar - Steve Mount (CBMG) - "The evolution of introns and spliceosome components among Diptera"
16 - Chris Hofmann (BIOL) - "Structural vs regulatory changes in the cichlid visual system"
23 - Ruth TImme (CBMG) - "Phylogenomic reconstruction of the Charophytes: a multigene approach to resolving the phylogeny of plants’ closest relatives"
2 - Sara Via (BIOL) - "Brainstorming: using resequencing and linkage mapping to study host adaptation and speciation in pea aphids"
9 - Reade Roberts (BIOL) - "Proof of Principle: Association mapping a PTCH1 allele with minor effect on jaw shape using the Lake Malawi flock."
12- FLASHMOB - ENTM Seminar - Sara Via (BIOL) - "Genetic mechanisms of ecological speciation"
16 - Spring Break
23 - Guoqin Yu (CARB) - "Evolution of starch synthesis pathway genes in the context of rice domestication"
26 - FLASHMOB - ENTM Seminar - Cristian Castillo-Davis (BIOL) - "TBA"
29 - FLASHMOB - BEES Seminar - lya Ruvinsky (U Chicago) "A (mostly) nematode perspective on the evolution of gene regulation"
30 - Cancelled
6 -Henrique Teotonio ((Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) - "The genetic basis of adaptation in experimental C. elegans populations" (Host: Carlos Machado)
12 - FLASHMOB - BEES seminar - Joe Ross (BIOL) - "The Rise and Demise of Sex-Chromosome Systems in Stickleback Fishes"
13 - Cristel Thomas - "How do males and females do it ? A phylo-genomic screen for reproductive genes lost in hermaphrodite lineages."
19 - FLASHMOB - BEES seminar - Steve Tonsor (U Pittsburgh) - "Developmental and physiological adaptation across the climatic range of Arabidopsis in northern Spain"
20 - Zifeng Jiang (BIOL) - "Species divergence and Haldane’s rule: insights from the Drosophila transcriptome"
27 - Arlin Stoltzfus (CARB) - "Climbing Mount Probable: understanding how biases in variation affect evolution"
4 - Jerry Wilkinson (BIOL) - "Genomic analyses of an Xaggerated dimorphic trait in stalk-eyed flies"
18 - Program meeting
1 - Ice Cream Social
8 - Steve Mount (CBMG & CBCB) "Is Arabidopsis thaliana a quasispecies? Is Homo sapiens?"
15 - Charles Fenster (BIOL) "Quantifying patterns of selection on a complex trait: hummingbird pollination syndrome evolution in Silene virginica"
22 - Karen Carleton (BIOL) "The cichlid eye view: genetic control of opsin expression"
29 - Michael Cummings (BIOL & CBCB) "Quantifying Species Limits Across the Genome: Using the Genealogical Sorting Index for Closely Related Species"
6 - Nature/Science postdoc doubleheader! - Reade Roberts (BIOL) - "Sexual conflict resolved by invasion of a novel sex determiner in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes"
13 - Doubleheader - extra innings! - Joe Ross (BIOL) - "A role for a neo-sex chromosome in stickleback speciation"
19 - FLASHMOB - BEES seminar - Dr. Jay Evans (USDA) "Honey bee genomics and disease"
27 - Carlos Machado (BIOL) "Patterns of allelic expression in Drosophila interspecific hybrids"
2 - FLASHMOB - BEES seminar - Christina Burch (UNC) - "Experimental evolution of viruses"
3 - Christina Burch (UNC) - Brownbag Encore: "Estimating the degree of pleiotropy in a bacteriophage"
9 - FLASHMOB - BEES seminar - Charles Fenster (BIOL)- "Quantifying evolutionary process from mutation to natural selection in populations to phylum"
10 - Cristian Castillo-Davis (BIOL & CBCB) "To splice or duplicate? Surprising molecular diversity of the cannonical signal transduction protein G-alpha in the genus Drosophila"
17 - Kelly O'Quin (BEES) - "Cis-regulatory evolution and opsin gene expression in Lake Malawi cichlids"
24 - Charles Delwiche (CBMG) - "Molecular studies of dinoflagellate diversity"
1 - Michelle Dudash (BIOL) - "An examination of the joint effects of serial inbreeding and expression of phenotypic plasticity on fitness traits in Mimulus guttatus"
8 - Greg Concepcion (Delwiche Lab) - "Molecular insight into coral colonizations of the Hawaiian archipelago"