Darwin Keynote


Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is the National biological honor society that is primarily for undergraduates. The society is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study through scientific research.

Tuesday 18 January 2011
Seminar begins at 4pm in S012
(cookies at 3:30)

"Evolutionary genomics of an avian model organism"
Dr. Chris Balakrishian Dr. Chris Balakrishnan
University of Illinois

Dr. Balakrishnan is using comparative genomic approaches to study the evolution of the avian genome. This includes detailed, targetted studies of genes and gene families of interest (e.g., the MHC), and also genome-wide comparisons of rates and patterns of sequence evolution and gene duplication.

For more information visit Dr. Balakrishnan's Laboratory at https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/cbala/www/research.html

Past Speakers

2010, Dr. Patrick Burton

2009, Dr. Craig Nelson

2008, Dr. Jay Hosler

2007, Dr. Janet Vaglia

2006, Dr. Peter Coppinger