‘Context dependence of trait expression: Ecology, evolution and the genome,’ Dec. 4

December 1, 2014

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2:30–4 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

The Department of Biological Sciences has completed the search process for the position of assistant professor in quantitative biology and would like to invite you to a series of presentations given by the candidates in order to introduce you to their work and what they will have to offer UAA.

The department is pleased to invite you to the third presentation given by Joesph D. Coolon, Ph.D., on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Coolon will discuss his work involving the interaction of genomes and the environment, how these interactions evolve, and how this influences fitness and adaptive phenotypic differences within and between species. Coolon received his B.S. and doctorate in biology from Kansas State University. He is currently an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Coolon talks about his Interdisciplinary approach on his website stating, “I take a highly interdisciplinary approach focusing on the interface of ecology, evolution and genomics, taking advantage of my training in each of these disciplines to gain a broader understanding of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to ecologically and evolutionarily important traits.”

To learn more about Coolon, please visit his website.

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