Informal discussion groups hosted by EEB, which are not currently associated with any for-credit courses.
Evolutionary developmental biology (or "evo-devo") is a growing and integrative field that draws on many biological disciplines. This informal, interdepartmental discussion group takes a broad approach and considers many fields of investigation relevant to evo-devo. This has included topics such as...
- comparative ontogenetics,
- morphological evolution,
- the evolution of genomic structure,
- gene co-option,
- questions of genetic and morphological homologies,
- developmental plasticity,
- genetic assimilation,
- the roles that genomic and ontogenetic features may play in isolation,
- phylogenetic consideration of ontogenetic characters,
- modeling of genetic, developmental, or cellular processes in evolution,
- the role of genetic and protein networks in evolution,
- cross fertilization among these and other biological disciplines, such as medicine, biochemistry, and biogeography,
- and much more!
Weekly meetings are typically organized around recent literature, or a participant's manuscript, and suggestions are always welcome. Student and faculty participants from all feilds are welcome! For more information visit http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/jockusch/jockuschlab/evodevo/