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Welcome to the NYU Evening Evolution Group Website
The NYU Evening Evolution Group was formed in 2010 to promote interaction amongst those studying evolution at NYU. Now our community includes evolution researchers all across New York city and we host invited speakers from the greater mid Atlantic and New England areas.
Time and Place
We currently meet on
(once or twice a month) during the academic year at 6:00 PM. Our location is the 8th floor seminar of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at
12 Waverly Place
Each week, one person hosts the discussion. They might present empirical data in a traditional seminar format, preliminary work or ideas for a developing project, new theory or critiques, or anything else topical to evolution. We encourage an informal tone with lots of discussion. We facilitate this with refreshments of the yeast and hops variety.
We are an open group and we would like you to join us! Please send an email to
to be added to the mailing list, to request access to the building for a meeting, or to volunteer to speak in the series.
It's easy to add this schedule to your Google Calendar.
EEG is meeting on THURSDAY evenings this semester
February 18 -
, NYU School of Medicine- "Using Ancestral Resurrection to Understand Kinase Regulation and Decode Cancer Mutations"
March 31 -
Simon C. "Neils" Groen
, NYU Biology- "Parallel evolution in insect adaptation to dietary toxins"
April 14 -
, Columbia University- "Using natural hybrids to explore the evolution of recombination in vertebrates"
April 28 -
, Brooklyn College-CUNY- "Unexpected dynamics in complex models of evolution"
May 12 -
, AMNH- "Evolution of Eukaryotic Photosynthesis"
April 14 - Planning & Group Introductions
May 5 -
, NYU Biology - "Is selection during domestication really strong? Clues from archaeology"
September 1 -
, NYU Biology - "Evolutionary biology in cave fishes"
October 6 -
, NYU Biology - "What is the target of selection in the chemostat?"
November 3 -
Tony Di Fiore
, NYU Anthropology - "Molecular ecology of wild ateline primates"
December 1 -
, NYU Biology - "
Evolving evolvability or competing consequences"
February 3 (Thursday!) -
, CUNY-York & AMNH -
Biological and chemical diversity: Integrating phylogeny and anatomy to find novel bioactive compounds from marine snails"
March 2 -
, NYU Biology - "
Aging in bacteria: An overview of experiments with some new ideas about the classical theory of age-structured populations
April 6 -
, NYU Biology - "What are the alleles that matter for evolution?"
May 4 -
, NYU Biology -
"The next challenge for experimental biologists -- assays in natural environments"
September 6 -
, NYU Biology - "Selection without adaptation: are evolving genomes running on a treadmill?"
October 4 -
, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center - "In silica pulses of divergence and admixture"
November 1 -
, NYU Biology - "The robustness continuum"
December 6 - Patrick McGrath, Rockefeller University - "Evolution of chemoreceptors in Caenorhabditis nematodes"
February 7 -
, NYU Med - "What can ants teach us about epigenetics?"
February 21 -
, Rutgers - "Computational genomic screens for the targets of natural selection"
March 6 -
- "Angel or Devil? Intragenomic conflict and the origin of self-defeating behavior"
March 20 -
, Cornell - "How Daphnia safely catch some rays: molecular mechanisms of adaptation to UV radiation exposure"
April 3 -
, Graduate Center, CUNY
April 17 -
, NYU Anthropology - "Homology and homoplasy in hominoid evolution"
May 1 -
, Harvard - "
Population subdivision and adaptation in asexual yeast populations"
September 4 - Joshua Bloom, Princeton - "Finding sources of missing heritability in a yeast cross"
September 18 - Vicky Cattani, NYU Biology - "The evolution of recombination in flies and worms"
October 2 -
, UPenn - "Evolution and evolvability of antigenic variation in the Lyme disease bacterium"
October 16 -
, Baruch College & the CUNY Graduate Center - "Adaptive landscape genomics of white-footed mice in New York City"
November 6 - No meeting (Election Day!)
November 20 -
, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - "Why whales are wonderful"
December 4 - Frank Albert, Princeton - "The influence of genetic variation on protein translation and abundance"
January 22 -
, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - "Recombination rate variation in mammalian genomes"
February 5 -
, Princeton University - "Pervasive genetic hitchhiking and clonal interference in 40 evolving yeast populations"
February 19 - Christina Zakas, NYU Biology - "Evolution and maintenance of offspring dimorphism in the marine polychaete Streblospio benedicti"
March 5 -
, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - "Inference of complex trait genetic architecture through polygenic analysis of case-control GWAS data"
March 19 -
, Columbia University - "The role of transcriptional plasticity in local adaptation to climate by Arabidopsis thaliana"
April 2 -
, Queens College, CUNY - "The evolution and impact of transposable elements in vertebrate genomes"
April 16 -
, Broad Institute - "Dissecting complex phenotypes in dogs as a model for human disease"
April 30 -
, UPenn - "More than just pretty colors: giant clams, iridescence, and the biophotonic inspiration for new photovoltaic devices"
May 14 -
, Union College - "The Evolution of Sexual Isolation in Drosophila: Why sympatry breeds contempt and who is to blame?"
September 17 - Rachel Meyer, NYU Biology - "Touring the patterns of world food crop evolution"
October 1 -
, USC - "Investigation of reproductive barriers in a hybrid zone of
October 15 -
, Cornell - "The genetic architecture of diet by immune interaction in
Novermber 5 -
, NC State - "Genetic reproductive incompatibilities in mice"
Novermber 19 -
, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - "Leveraging population structure for discovering disease loci"
December 3 -
, CSI/CUNY - "Function and evolution of gene regulatory networks and multipotency in marine invertebrate embryos"
December 17 -
, Rowan University - "The evolution of self-fertility in nematodes"
January 14 -
, Molecular Anthropology, NYU - Museum Specimens and Population Genomics
February 4 -
, Brooklyn College - Sexual Selection and the Evolution of the Major Histocompatibility Complex
February 18 -
, The New York Botanical Garden - The Evolution and Development of Leaves
March 4 -
, University of Maryland - Strategies of Germline Maintenance and Regeneration in the Annelid Pristina leidyi
March 18 -
, Stony Brook University - Distance from Sub-Saharan Africa Predicts Mutational Load in Diverse Human Genomes
April 1 -
, York College, CUNY - The Evolution of Phenotypic Convergence in Mastacembelid Eels of the Lower Congo River
April 15 -
, University of Chicago - The Genetic Architecture of Hybrid Inviability in
September 17 -
, Hunter College, CUNY - "Analysis of genome-wide SNPs in microbial pathogens: promises and challenges"
October 1 -
, NYU Biology - "Identical cardiopharyngeal lineages and expression patterns conceal developmental system drift in ascidian evolution"
October 22 -
, NYU Biology - "Summer is coming: modeling the effect of weather on gene expression to understand the environmental adaptation of rice"
November 5 -
, New York Genome Center and Columbia University - "Functional variation in the human genome: lessons from the transcriptome"
November 19 -
, Stony Brook - "The genetic basis of adaptation and isolation in Drosophila sibling species"
December 3 -
, NYU Biology - "The Evolution of Viral Social Interactions"
January 21 -
, Memorial Sloan-Kettering - "Functional variant prediction using learning and mapping strategies"
February 11 - Pip Coen, Princeton University - "
Sensory-driven modulation of song structure and amplitude in
February 25 - Martina Bradic, NYU - "Population genomics of drug resistance in the sexually transmitted human parasite
March 4 -
Christopher (Casey) Brown
, University of Pennsylvania - "
Allele specific regulatory activity and its application to disease"
April 1 -
, Pace University - "The 'Omics of adaptation to hypoxia in African cichlid fish"
April 15- Noah Greenstein - "Relativism, Causality and Natural Selection"
, Rutgers University - "Using chromatin and non-coding RNAs to interpret nicotine addiction GWAS"
September 16 - Sally Warring, NYU B
iology- "Transposable element control in a parasite: how a novel species of small RNA regulates global gene expression in
September 30 -
, Columbia University- "Dating ancient human samples using the recombination clock"
October 21 -
, Bryn Mawr- "The optimization of optional sex: the mechanism and evolution of reproductive polyphenism in aphids"
November 4 -
Survival of the Curviest: Phenotypic Noise and the Evolution of Epistasis in Complex Disease"
November 18 - Champak Reddy, CUNY City College- "Approximate likelihood inference of complex population histories using multiple whole genome sequences"
December 2 -
, North Carolina State University- "The Meiotic Function and Evolution of Mammalian Pseudoautosomal Regions"
December 16 -
, Columbia University- "Integrating development, constraints and selection in the study of avian color diversification"
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