Synopsis: Christina Bergey Ph.D/Postdoctoral fellow/Pennsylvania State University/Departments of Anthropology and Biology
Start Time: Monday, January 28, 2019 10:30 AM
End Time: Monday, January 28, 2019 11:30 AM
Location: Life Sciences Building
Address: 145 Bevier Road
Campus: Busch
Room: Auditorium
City, State, Country: Piscataway, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Dr. Christina Bergey
Sponsor: Department of Genetics
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Marylou Carmona
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Contact Phone: (848) 445-1638
Additional Information: Small body size (the "pygmy" phenotype) likely evolved as an adaptation to the harsh ecological challenges of tropical rainforests. Using this natural human model, Dr. Bergey studies the genetic, functional, and evolutionary bases of growth and body size, as well as the ecologically-mediated adaptation of other complex, polygenic traits.
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