The Diversity in Science Speaker was founded in order to honor the accomplishments of scientists from all races, religions, and gender. The contributions of minority scientists have been typically overlooked when chronicling the history of science.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Seminar begins at 4pm in S012
(cookies at 3:30)
|"Using genomics to study evolution, biodiversity, and diseases in the wild"|
|Dr. Scott V. Edwards
Professor and Curator
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Edwards earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard before going on to earn his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. During his post-doctoral work at the University of Florida in Gainesville he began studying the evolution of genes involved with disease resistance in wild birds. Such genes play an important role in many aspects of avian biology, including parasite resistance, plumage color variation and mate choice.
To learn more about Dr. Edward's visity his Laboratory at http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/edwards/