EEB events: Thursday seminar: Evolutionary genetics and genomics of bird feathers: Dr. Wen-Hsiung Li, University of Chicago
Wen-Hsiung Li, James D. Watson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago; Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Feathers have diverse forms and are an excellent model for studying the development and evolution of morphological traits. The complex structure of feathers allows for various types of morphological changes to occur. The genetic basis of the structural differences between different parts of a feather and between different types of feather is a fundamental question in the study of feather diversity, but has not been well studied. My colleagues and I have used genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches to study this issue. I shall present the major results of our research in my talk.
Host: Professor George Zhang
Coffee and cookies will be served at 4 p.m.
Location: 1200 Chemistry