Comparative genomic and transcriptomic analyses of three different adaptive radiations of fishes in North America
Dr. Joseph Heras, CSU San Bernardino
April 29, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm via Zoom
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- Heras, J., et al. (2020) Genomic and biochemical evidence of dietary adaptation in a marine herbivorous fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2327.
About the Presenter
I'm an evolutionary geneticist and I'm interested in identifying complex patterns of evolutionary adaptations within fishes. I use genomes and transcriptomes (genes expressed within a given set of cells or tissue type) to better understand adaptations related to diet, metabolism, and depth. I'm interested in looking at the genetic variation of hemoglobin genes within marines fishes and how this is related to adaptations of occupying different oceanic depths. Also, my research program includes understanding how gene copy number, patterns of gene expression, and gut microbiomes contribute to dietary specializations. Overall, my investigations provide insight on the molecular evolutionary processes within fishes to better understand physiological adaptations to their respective habitats.
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The following schedule is for Spring 2021.
|Date||Title||Speaker and Affiliation|
|April 29||Comparative genomic and transcriptomic analyses of three different adaptive radiations of fishes in North America||Dr. Joseph Heras, CSU San Bernardino|
|April 22||Control of Breathing and Airway Defense||Dr. Bill Milsom, University of British Columbia, and Dr. Graham Scott, McMaster University|
|April 15||Interdisciplinary approaches to investigate plankton population dynamics||Dr. Darcy Taniguchi, CSU San Marcos|
|April 8||Heart failure is characterized in part by the inability of the myocardium to relax effectively||Alex Salomon, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania|
|March 25||Insects in the Saltmarsh: What they tell us about natural and technological disasters||Dr. Linda Bui, Louisiana State University|
|March 18||Natural and unnatural controls on biodiversity distribution and ecosystem function in the Andes-Amazon||Dr. Miles Silman, Wake Forest University|
|March 11||Sea urchin larvae provide a systems-level model for understanding innate immunity in the gut||Dr. Kate Buckley, Auburn University|
|March 4||Cellular neuroscience goes wild: remembering how to breath after a winter's long apnea||Dr. Joseph Santin, University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
|February 25||Along the Speciation Continuum from North to South||Jessica (Jess) McLaughlin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oklahoma|
|February 11||A Valentine's special: seeing butterflies and "Love Spots"||Dr. Michael Perry, UC San Diego|
|February 4||Multiple stressors and time-lags complicate invasion dynamics in tidal marsh||Dr. Rachel Wiggington, UC Davis|
|January 28||Why Not Help? Proximate Mechanisms Influencing Individual Variation in Cooperative Behavior||Dr. Jessica A. Cusick, Indiana University|
|January 21||Becoming an Addiction Neuroscientist as a Low-Income First-Gen Daughter of Immigrants||Angeline J. Dukes, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Irvine|