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Colloquium: Allard on epigenetics and environmental effects

Dr. Allard (UCLA)

This week’s seminar in the Biology Colloquium series will be given by Patrick Allard, Associate Professor in the Institute for Society and Genetics and the Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA. Dr. Allard studies epigenetics, reproduction, and aging — particularly, how environmental factors shape development and health over time — using the Caenorhabditis elegans model and cell culture methods. His talk will be titled "How organisms retain a memory of environmental exposures".

Because CSUN has suspended large in-person meetings to help slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus, this week’s Colloquium will be presented by videoconference on the Zoom service. You can watch the presentation starting at the usual time for colloquium seminars, Friday at 2pm, via this meeting link: https://csun.zoom.us/j/145988700. (A password sent to Biology Department email lists is required. Following the link may prompt the installation of the Zoom app in order to display video.)

Featured image via Dr. Allard