Evolutionary innovations are scattered throughout the tree of life and have allowed the organisms that possess them to occupy novel adaptative zones. While the impacts of these innovations are well-documented, much less is known about how these innovations arise in the first place. Patterns of covariation among traits across macroevolutionary timescales can offer insights into the generation of innovation. However, to date, there is no consensus on the role that trait covariation (i.e. integration and modularity) plays in this process. Here, we examine two case studies in fishes to determine the role that trait integration has played in shaping the striking evolutionary innovations that each clade possesses.
Dr. Daniel Promislow, co-director of the Dog Aging Project and professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will discuss his team’s massive project to study the aging processes of our canine companions. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health care, society, research, and higher education. In this final presentation of the year, we will host two clinical scientists, Dr. Lucio Miele and Dr. Rebekah Gee, who has been at the forefront of the response in Louisiana. Together with Louisiana Tech University President, Dr. Les Guice, we will discuss what we have learned, how scientific research and education aided in the management of the pandemic, and the role that higher education plays now and in the prevention and mitigation of events like this in the future.
On Monday, March 29 at 3:30pm CST on WebEx the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research will be visiting with Dr. Heidi Lawrence and Scott Barrows to discuss COVID-19 and Health Communication.
Dr. Todd Jenkins presents “Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, What it is and How to Manage it.” Dr. Jenkins serves as the Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation Senior Leader for J.B. Hunt, and is an award-winning global inclusion leader, educator, inspirational speaker, and author.
Kaye Cullum presents “Embedding DEI in the Culture.” Cullum currently serves as the Global Group Lead for Diversity and Inclusion at Thermo Fisher Scientific, with prior experience in talent acquisitions at Fortune 500 companies like Murphy USA and Walmart.