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Evolutionary histories of amoeboid protists: Phylogenomics and Development​

LIfe Sciences Café with Matt Brown

Matt Brown, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University

My lab is broadly interested in the evolution of amoeboid protists, in particular we focus on sociality within them. We are developing model systems to look at the commonalities among the various social protists, which represent one of the greatest examples of convergent evolution known to date. These protists are capable of working with one another to form a complex body made of thousands of individual cells. This is one of the simplest and most striking examples of emergent behavior. With the advent of single cell transcriptomic techniques, we are fleshing out the developmental processes within them. ​

The Brown Lab

 

Department: 
School of Life Sciences
Monday, Oct. 24 | Noon - 1 p.m.
Room: 
LSE 244
Location: 
School of Life Sciences - E wing
Campus: 
Tempe
Price: 
Free