Speaker: Rachel Thayer, Graduate Student (Patel lab), UC Berkeley
Title: “Genetic control of structural coloring in buckeye butterflies”
Speaker: Dr. Tue Jorgensen, Post Doc (Stillman lab), UC Berkeley
Title: “Understanding the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa: genome, transcriptome and embryological observations”
Speaker: Philipp Brand, Graduate Student (Ramirez lab), UC Davis
Title: “Evolution of chemical communication systems in orchid bees”
Each year, the Essig Museum celebrates Darwin’s birthday on February 12th. Visit the Essig for special behind-the-scenes tours of our museum in the Valley Life Sciences Building; see specimens of Galapagos finches, iguanas, and tortoise shells; herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants; and learn how Darwin and other naturalists improved our understanding of evolution. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for tours at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 or 4:00pm.