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Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar

The genetic and evolutionary origin of convergent color patterns in Phyllobates poison-dart frogs
Dr. Roberto Marques Pizano, University of Michigan

October 14, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm via Zoom

Biology faculty and students will receive the Zoom meeting details automatically through email and BeachBoard, respectively. All others may contact biology@csulb.edu for an invitation.

Students in BIOL 480/580 are requested to review this material prior to the seminar.

  • Márquez, R. Linderoth, T.P., Mejía-Vargas, D., Nielsen, Amézquita, A., Kronforst, M.R. 2020. Divergence, gene flow and the origin of leapfrog geographic distributions: The history of color pattern variation in Phyllobates poison-dart frogs. Molecular Ecology 29(19): 3702-3719. doi:10.1111/mec.15598

About the Presenter

Roberto Marquez Pizano

Dr. Roberto Marquez Pizano received Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Universidad de los Andes, and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). His Ph.D. is in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Chicago, and continued to postdoc at Uchicago and Stanford. He is a Michigan Fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. His research integrates systematics, population genetics, genome editing, and developmental biology, to understand the evolution of aposematic coloration, toxicity, and other associated traits in poison frogs of the family Dendrobatidae.

More at Roberto Marquez Pizano website.

The Seminar Series is held via Zoom. Please contact biology@csulb.edu for more information.

Schedule

The following schedule is for Fall 2021.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
October 14, 2021 The genetic and evolutionary origin of convergent color patterns in Phyllobates poison-dart frogs Dr. Roberto Marques Pizano, University of Michigan
October 7, 2021 Beyond Jaws: A Journey into the Bellies of Beasts Dr. Samantha Leigh, CSU Dominguez Hills
September 30, 2021 Why are Fish: Morphological Mechanisms & Bioinspiration Dr. Brooke Flammang, New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University - Newark
September 23, 2021 How fishes save energy: exploring biomechanical and physiological performance of locomotion Dr. Valentina Di Santo, Stockholm University
September 16, 2021 Abnormal Placentation after In Vitro Fertilization: Insights from a Mouse Model Dr. Lisa Vrooman, Oregon Health and Science University
September 9, 2021 Tracking Crabs with Drones: Seasonal Distribution of King Crabs in Bristol Bay Dr. Leah Zacher, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
September 2, 2021 Bugs on the brain: What studying arthropods can tell us about brain evolution Meghan Barrett, Ph.D. Candidate, Drexel University