Tomorrow at @ucdavis Corrie Moreau “Piecing Together the Puzzle to Understand the Evolution of the Ants: Macroevolution to Microbiomes”

This weeks Entomology and Nematology Seminar:

Dr. Corrie Moreau
Cornell University

"Piecing Together the Puzzle to Understand the Evolution of the Ants: Macroevolution to Microbiomes"

Briggs 122 at 4:10PM, Wednesday January 15, 2020

A summary from her lab website:

Research in our lab focuses on the symbiotic factors that drive speciation, adaptation, and evolutionary diversification. We use ants and other insects to tease apart the factors that influence patterns of evolution – from the rise of the flowering plants, symbioses ants have with other insects and plants, and their gut-associated microbial community are all potential underlying factors that may have facilitated their ecological dominance in almost all terrestrial ecosystems.

More at her website:
Moreau lab

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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