MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist know you are there for the MVZ lunch seminar. The library is located in the rear of the Museum on the north side - follow the orange directional signs.
Natural history research is inherently integrative and continues to benefit from advances in data collection technologies and analytical approaches. Today I will talk about how my lab leverages genomics to address questions in biodiversity science, including the systematics of West and Central African reptiles and amphibians and the evolution of frog vision systems. The integration of organismal, field, genomic, and computational approaches has been a guiding ethos in my lab and will continue to provide a foundation as we seek to understand the mechanisms generating the incredible biodiversity of reptiles and amphibians.