2021 Fall Seminar Series Presents

Dr. Kara Powder photo

 

 

Dr. Kara Powder
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, SC

WHEN:   April 29, 2022, at Noon
WHERE:   Seminar will be presented via Zoom

Please email jacki.craig@ucdenver.edu to receive the Zoom Meeting Link. Requests can be submitted any time before the Seminar but not after 10:00am the day of the seminar

 

The developmental origins of craniofacial variation using cichlid fishes

Dr. Powder’s research aims to understand the genetic basis of changes in development, which can produce diseases in humans and the incredible variation of animals found in nature. Working at the intersection of developmental biology, genetics, and evolutionary biology, Dr. Powder studies craniofacial variation in cichlid fishes of the East African Rift Lakes, which have evolved an incredible range of facial shapes depending on feeding mechanisms. She will share findings from research into the role of epigenetic regulation, evolution of transcriptional regulation, and sexual dimorphism.

Everyone is welcome to join the seminar, requests can be submitted any time before the Seminar but not after 10:00am the day of the seminar. Please email jacki.craig@ucdenver.edu to receive the Zoom Meeting Link