The Biology Seminar Series of Spring 2019 continues with Melissa DeBiasse's talk, "Boring sponges and glowing ctenophores: using genomes to understand how marine invertebrates respond to their environment within minutes and over millions of years."
I use genome sequence data as a tool to understand how marine invertebrates respond to their environments. I measure changes in gene expression to understand how individuals cope with day-to-day environmental stress and compare patterns of gene gain and loss to understand how species evolve over generations. In my seminar I will present my research testing how ocean acidification affects corals and sponges in the Caribbean and how bioluminescence has evolved across ctenophores.
April 16, 2019
This seminar is sponsored by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Biology department.