At #UCDavis today: Dr. Karen Kapheim “Causes and Consequences of Social Evolution in Bees”

Dr. Karen Kapheim of Utah State University will be giving today’s Ecology and Evolution seminar.

Title: Causes and Consequences of Social Evolution in Bees
Room: 100 Hunt Hall
Time & Date: 4:10pm on Thursday, February 16th. TODAY!

From her website: “Research in the Kapheim lab at Utah State University addresses the evolutionary processes responsible for the diversity and plasticity of complex traits. The primary focus of this research is the evolution of social behavior in bees. We seek to understand the developmental and sociogenomic mechanisms underlying behavior to better understand how it evolves. Our research is integrated across sub-disciplines of biology, including evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, comparative genomics and transcriptomics, neuroscience, physiology, and metagenomics.”

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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