2018 Speakers – Early Career Scientists Symposium

2018 Speakers

2018 Keynote speakers

Molly Cummings :

Molly Cummings

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin

Talk title: The past, present and future of sensory drive: predicting signal variation from the seen to the unseen

Cummings website

Marcus R. Kronforst :

Marcus R. Kronforst

Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago

Talk title: Characterizing the link between mimicry and mate choice in Heliconius butterflies

Kronforst website

2018 Presenters

Natasha Bloch :

Natasha Bloch

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, Evolution and the Environment, University College London

Talk title: Evolution and genetic basis of color perception and color preferences

Bloch website


Courtney Fitzpatrick :

Courtney Fitzpatrick

Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University

Talk title: The evolution of colorful females; a model for social evolution


Matt Koski :

Matt Koski

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of Virginia

Talk title: Abiotic drivers of floral pigmentation diversity

Koski website

Ricardo Mallarino :

Ricardo Mallarino

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Talk title: How the mouse got its stripes: evolution and development of pigment patterns in rodents

Mallarino website

Julienne Ng :

Julienne Ng

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Talk title: Flower color evolution: pattern and process at the macroevolutionary scale

Ng website

Beth Reinke :

Beth Reinke

Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn State

Talk title: Drivers of color diversity: interspecific and intraspecific variation in butterflies and turtles

Reinke website

Marketa Zimova :

Marketa Zimova

Ph.D. Candidate, Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana

Talk title: Camouflage mismatch in seasonally color molting species

Zimova website

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