If there’s a subject students and the public could learn more about, it’s evolutionary biology–because contrary to popular belief, evolution is not simply a “theory.” It’s a fact. And if we know where to look, we can witness the basic principles of how living things have changed over time.
One of the giants in the field of evolutionary biology, Dr. Masatoshi Nei developed the statistical tools that made it possible for biologists to discuss evolutionary divergence, genetic diversity and the mode of selection on genes. A professor at Penn State University and the 2013 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Basic Sciences, he will visit the UC San Diego campus for a public lecture on Tuesday, March 18 to talk about the methods he developed of measuring genetic variation and evolution over time.
October 2013 - June 2014
October 2013 - May 2014