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MizzouForward Keynote - Evolution of Sex and Recombination: insights from the microcrustacean Daphnia
May 16th | 11:00a-12:00p
111 Tucker Hall or ZOOM
Join us for “Evolution of Sex and Recombination: insights from the microcrustacean Daphnia" a keynote presentation by Dr. Sen Xu, College of Arts & Science MizzouForward faculty candidate. Dr. Xu will present on his research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.
Dr. Sen Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington. He obtained his PhD from the Great Lakes Institute for Environment Research at the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada and was a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at Indiana University (2012-2015) and Great Lakes Institute for Environment Research, Windsor, ON, Canada (2015-2016).
Dr. Xu’s research program seeks to understand why sexual reproduction and meiotic recombination are dominant in eukaryotic species despite their heavy evolutionary costs. To address this question, his research uses the microcrustacean Daphnia as a model system to investigate the cause a consequences of obligately asexual reproduction and the evolutionary forces driving the variation of meiotic recombination rate at different biological scales (e.g., between populations/species).
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