Dr. Mercedes Burns photo Dr. Mercedes Burns
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

WHEN:  March 5,  2021 at Noon
WHERE: Seminar will be presented via Zoom

 

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Three tales from arachnid genomes: sequences, sex, and silks

In my talk, I will discuss three current projects in my laboratory. Each of these projects has used primary sequencing of arachnid genomes in order to understand the evolution of unique behaviors (facultative parthenogenesis), genomic features (polyploidy, nuclearized mitochondria), and biomaterials (aggregate glue proteins). Through this talk I hope to show the audience a snapshot of some of the exciting basic science taking place in arachnid systems.

Everyone is welcome to join the seminar, please complete the RSVP FORM to receive the Zoom link. Forms can be submitted any time before the seminar but not after 10:00am the day of the seminar.