'Developing Animals Ignore Biological Dogma' by Warren Burggren, March 22
by Michelle Saport |
Friday, March 22, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120
The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to have Warren Burggren, professor of biology at the University of North Texas, presenting "Developing Animals Ignore Biological Dogma."
Our imperfect understanding of embryonic/larval/fetal biology is based largely on dogma derived from studies of mature individuals and interpolated backward into earlier life stages. This seminar will explore developmental aspects of allometry, complexity, genetics (and epigenetics) and phenotypic plasticity. In many respects, very immature animals defy the dogma they have typically been labeled with and show aspects of their biology that are often highly unusual, if not unique--and certainly not easily gleaned from studies of adults.
Note: Parking on campus is free on Fridays.