Tuesday, May 24, 2022

21st Annual James V. Neel Lectureship

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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3:00PM Lecture - Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
5:00PM Poster Session & Reception - Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons
 
Fourth Floor Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Hopi E. Hoekstra, Ph.D.

Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Curator of Mammalogy in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

3:00PM Lecture - Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
5:00PM Poster Session & Reception - Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons

Hopi E. Hoekstra, Ph.D. presents, "A tail of tales: genetics and development of evolutionary change (in wild mice)" at the 21st Annual James V. Neel Lecture.

Hopi E. Hoekstra, Ph.D.

Hopi E. Hoekstra received her B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. She completed her Ph.D. in 2000 as a Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington. Hopi then moved to the University of Arizona as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow where she studied the genetic basis of adaptive melanism in pocket mice. In 2003, she became an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego. Three years later, she moved to Harvard University, where she is currently the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Departments of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology, the Curator of Mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. She is broadly interested in the genetic basis of adaptation -- from morphology to behavior -- in vertebrates, primarily wild mice.