Sally L. Allen and Arthur F. Thurnau Collegiate Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan
Host: Guy Sella
Title: Effects of mutation and selection on gene expression
Abstract: Molecular mechanisms regulating gene expression play critical roles in development, physiology, and evolution. In this seminar, I will discuss how cis- and trans-acting factors controlling transcription vary within and between species and how new mutations affect these regulatory mechanisms. The impact of selection on this regulatory variation will also be discussed.