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IGB Fellows Symposium, May 5, 2016

March 9, 2016

IGB Fellows Symposium, May 5, 2016

Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with other students on campus at the annual Fellows Symposium. This full-day event, sponsored by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, is also your chance to share your research at the popular Poster Session and reception.

Register here to attend the IGB Fellows Symposium. Resigtration will close on April 29. For inclusion in the program posters must be submitted by April 28.

Featuring a talk from special guest

Joan Strassmann
Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology
Washington University in St. Louis

"Genomic approaches to social interactions in the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum"

Joan E. Strassmann is Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a B.S. in zoology from the University of Michigan with distinction and honors in zoology in 1974 (and a Hopwood Award for undergraduate fiction) and a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979. Her dissertation research explored theories of social behavior and evolution using individually marked social wasps in wild colonies. In 1980 she joined the faculty at Rice University, eventually becoming department chair and Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor in Natural Sciences in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Registration is free and lunch is provided. For full details and to register to atttend and submit a poster, visit

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