“Rapid Genomic Evolution During Habitat Invasions”
Carol Eunmi Lee, Professor – University of Wisconsin
Thursday, May 2 4:20-5:30
Dr. Carol Lee is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is best known for promoting the study of invasive species from an evolutionary perspective. Her work has focused on evolutionary responses to environmental change, including biological invasions, climate, and pollution. Her current work examines genomic and physiological changes associated with contemporary habitat change in aquatic invasive zooplankton, as well as shifts in microbiomes during host invasions. Her lab is also exploring evolution of genome architecture across the phylum Arthropoda. In her talk, Dr. Lee will focus on genomic signatures of selection and evolution of ion transporter expression and function during rapid invasions into novel habitats.
Dr. Lee earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University, her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and performed her postdoctoral research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California at San Diego).