Daniel Medeiros, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Location: Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium
In this lecture, Daniel Medeiros will discuss the field of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, or Evo-Devo, and how the Evo-Devo approach is being used to solve one of oldest questions in biology, the origin of animal diversity. In the second part of his presentation, Medeiros will introduce some of the powerful new genome editing tools currently being used to reverse-engineer evolution, which means recreating, in the lab, the steps in the evolutionary process.
Before or after the lecture, please visit the Evo-Devo: Sharing Genes for 3.5 Billion Years exhibit in the Biotechnology lobby. The exhibit, which runs Feb. 6 to 17, explores some of the key research that has contributed to this new area of science and the connections to our daily lives. This exhibit was produced through collaboration between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder and was funded by the National Science Foundation.
Doors open at 12:30; advance registration is not required.
Daniel Medeiros is an associate professor in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU Boulder. After obtaining a bachelor's in zoology from the University of Hawaii, Medeiros earned his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology, and joined the CU EBIO faculty in 2008. Medeiros’ lab uses a comparative “Evo-Devo” approach to understand the genetic and developmental changes driving the evolution of vertebrates. For more information about Medeiros' research, vist his website.