NYU will host Joan Roughgarden, a professor emerita at Stanford University, for “The Gender Binary in Nature, Across Human Cultures and in the Bible,” its annual Darwin Lecture, on Tues., Feb. 16.
New York University will host Joan Roughgarden, a professor emerita at Stanford University, for “The Gender Binary in Nature, Across Human Cultures and in the Bible,” its annual Darwin Lecture, on Tues., Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.
Roughgarden, who founded and directed Stanford’s Earth Systems Program, was a professor of biology and geophysics at the university until 2011. She has published more than 190 papers and eight books, including Evolution’s Rainbow, which won the Stonewall Prize for nonfiction from the American Library Association. Her recent research pertains to the evolution of holobionts, which are composite organisms, such as corals, where the host contains a symbiotic microbial community called its microbiome.
Roughgarden, who received bachelor’s degrees in biology and philosophy from University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University, is currently a researcher at the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology.
An RSVP for the lecture, sponsored by NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoom coordinates will be sent to attendees the day of the event.
New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
The faculty at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology are integrating vast amounts of genomic data into systems and networks to predictively model the regulatory mechanisms controlling life, at the level of single cells, tissues, and across the six kingdoms of life. These studies, which span the genomes of a range of model organisms from bacteria to animals and plants, have implications for human health and agriculture. Potential applications include the development of new diagnostics for in vitro fertilization, treatment of disease states such as malaria, and alterations of organisms for practical gain, such as biofuels or nitrogen-use efficiency. The research involves the combined skills of genomicists, bioinformaticians, systematists, and evolutionary biologists all working together in signature open plan “loft” laboratories in a new 70,000-square- foot, state-of-the-art Genome Center Science building located at the heart of NYU’s Washington Square campus. For more, please visit the center's website.