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.
The Dog Aging Project
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.
Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, What it is and How to Manage it
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.
Embedding DEI in the Culture
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.
Dr. Alveda Williams presents “Inclusive Leadership.” A Ph.D. scientist turned human resources professional, Dr. Williams currently serves as Corporate Director of Inclusion for The Dow Chemical Company.
Inclusion and Employee Engagement
Stephen Metoyer speaks on “Inclusion and Employee Engagement.” Metoyer is a 1991 College of Business graduate and serves as Chief Inclusion Officer for Deloitte Tax LLP. He joined Deloitte in 2006 after holding previous positions with Shell and Arthur Andersen.