Halloween for the Department

Last week many people in the department got involved in some holiday festivities. Whether it was handing out candy in Hutchinson Hall for the Society of Undergraduate Biology Student’s trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, or just getting dressed up in costume, we had a spooky time!

Journal Club Nov 5, 2019

Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Omid and I will be presenting the papers “Genomic Evidence of Rapid and Stable Adaptive Oscillations over Seasonal Time Scales in Drosophila” by Bergland et al. (2014), and “Signatures of Environmental Genetic Adaptation Pinpoint Pathogens as the Main Selective Pressure through Human Evolution” by Fumagalli et al. (2011).

Bergland et al. Figure 2A. Allele frequency change at each of the ∼1750 seasonal SNPs

Journal Club Sept 17, 2019

Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Emery and Omid will be presenting the papers Field et al., 2016 “Detection of human adaptation during the past 2000 years” and Uricchio et al., 2019 “An evolutionary compass for detecting signals of polygenic selection and mutational bias”.

Journal Club Sept 12, 2019

To start a new semester of Journal Club, please join us this Thursday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Nilima and Lauren will be presenting the papers Berg and Coop, 2014 “A population genetic signal of polygenic adaptation” and Turchin et al., 2012 “Evidence of widespread selection on standing variation in Europe at height-associated SNPs”.