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February 2023

Advanced Imaging of Muscle Fiber Type Development

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

*This is not an SBE Seminar Series Event, it's via the UMaine Institute of Medicine, but this speaker is from SBE: Speaker: Jared Talbot, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology Dr. Talbot received his Bachelors in Science in Biology from Cornell University. He then began his work on developmental biology by studying skeleton formation with Dr. Charles Kimmel at the University of Oregon. After this, he did a postdoc investigating muscle development with Sharon Amacher,…

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SBE Seminar Series Spring 2023: Kevin Feldheim

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, 5710 Norman Smith Hall
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dr. Kevin Feldheim, The Field Museum of Chicago: "Shark pop-gen and mating systems" Parthenogenesis, or virgin birth, is a recently described phenomenon in the elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays). This process typically leads to offspring that are homozygous at the vast majority of loci. Here, I will discuss how our group discovered parthenogenesis in an endangered sawfish. Additionally, I will talk about how parthenogenesis is a barrier to reintroducing one species back into the wild. Dr. Kevin Feldheim is the…

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