11:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Brandon Obgunu
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
On Coffee and Epistasis
A non-linear story between sips of SNPs
This seminar will explore a cutting-edge concept in modern genetics called epistasis, informally defined as "the surprise at the phenotype when mutations are combined, given the constituent mutations’ individual effects." Dr. Ogbunu will also share recent work in the Ogbunu Lab exploring how epistasis shapes complex biological traits, relating this to broader perspectives on how we think about biological, social, and other complex systems.
Additionally, graduating seniors and graduate students are invited to meet with Dr. Obgunu at 2PM in E2-599 to discuss opportunities for graduate work
and post-doc positions in his lab.
He will also share out information about opportunities in the
Brown Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB),
The Brown Program in Biomedical Engineering, and the Brown Molecular Biology,
Cell Biology and Biochemistry Graduate Program (MCBGP)