POSTPONED: Boston Harper Lecture: Insights from Novel Research Organisms: From Crustacean Limbs to the Beauty of Butterflies

Thu., March 26, 2020 | 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Sponsored By: Harris Alumni Relations

Boston Harper lecture

Featuring Nipam Patel

Scientists often depend exclusively on so-called model organisms—such as fruit flies, mice, and frogs—for their research. While investigation of these animals has led to incredible advances in both basic and translational biology, they represent only a tiny slice of the diversity of life on earth. In this lecture, Nipam Patel will explore questions that can only be addressed by expanding the repertoire of model organisms, illustrating the sorts of fascinating insights that have already emerged from such research. In particular, he will focus on novel mechanisms for generating stunning colors in butterflies, and how lobsters and their kin have evolved their Swiss Army–knife approach to leg evolution.

The event will begin with a 60-minute welcome reception, followed by the lecture presentation and a postevent reception.

Event Details

6:00 p.m. Registration and networking
7:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion
8:15 p.m. Reception

$10/Maroon Loyalty Society member or recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for current academic year graduates and current students
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Odyssey, and Phoenix philanthropic societies

Register here

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