The University Libraries is pleased to announce its second lecture of the fall 2016 STEM Speakers Series presented by Dr. Joshua Rest, Department of Ecology and Evolution. His talk,
“Survival and evolution in a changing world: lessons from genomes, transcripts, and proteins” will be given on Wednesday, October 5 from 1pm-2pm in the Special Collections Seminar Room, located on the second floor of the Melville Library.
How do organisms survive in a changing world? This is a fundamental question in biology that has been difficult to answer. Dr. Rest will discuss research about how genes, proteins, and cellular circuits evolve to enable survival, using examples from yeast and plants. His lab’s research is uncovering the dramatic variation in the strategies cells use to survive, including gene thievery and altruism, and revealing that many of their cellular circuits are tuned to respond to changing environments.
Dr. Joshua Rest is an associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. He studies variation in how much of a gene is expressed in different cells and variation in which nutrients cells can use, and how this variation affects the growth and reproduction of organisms and the evolution of their genomes. Dr. Rest was trained at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. His research is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
All are welcome. Please register at http://library.stonybrook.edu/events/university-libraries-stem-speakers-series-2/ and join us for this special event.
Clara Tran, Science Librarian
Bob Tolliver, Head of Science and Engineering