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2021 Fall Seminar Series Presents

DR. CARLOS SANTIBANEZ-LOPEZ
Assistant Professor, Western Connecticut State University

WHEN:  October 1, 2021, at Noon
WHERE: Seminar will be presented via Zoom. Please complete the RSVP FORM to receive the Zoom Meeting link. Forms can be submitted any time before the Seminar but not after 10:00am the day of the seminar.

The evolutionary origin of novelties in scorpions (Arachnopulmonata: Scorpiones)

Scorpions are broadly recognizable for their characteristic morphology, which distinguished them from other arachnids by a unique pair of wing-like organs called pectines and their notorious venom and toxicity. By combining developmental transcriptomes, in situ hybridization, phylogenomics, and comparative genomics, we traced the evolutionary origin of pectines and the mammal-specific toxins.

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.