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ALLELE: Dr. Trisha Wittkopp
February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Dr. Trisha Wittkopp – University of Michigan
“Evolution in Black and White: How Fruit Flies Change Their Spots and Stripes”
Patricia Wittkopp is Sally L. Allen and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan. She studies the genetic basis of phenotypic differences, with an emphasis on the regulation of gene expression. Molecular and developmental biology, population and quantitative genetics, genomics and bioinformatics are integrated in her work. Patricia Wittkopp received her B.S. from the University of Michigan working with Greg Gibson, a PhD from the University of Wisconsin working with Sean Carroll, and did postdoctoral work at Cornell University working with Andy Clark. Dr. Wittkopp was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow, an Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow, a March of Dimes Starter Scholar, and currently serves as Senior Editor at eLife and Associate Editor at Molecular Biology and Evolution and GENETICS. She has recently received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award from the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution.