Biology Seminar: Dr. Raul Epiblast Diaz

Event Title: Moving Like a Chameleon: The Evolution and Development of an Arboreal Body Plan
Organization: BMB

Dr. Raul Epiblast Diaz, Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Biological Sciences California State University, will make a presentation about chameleon lizards.

Chameleons are the only true arboreal squamate reptiles, which specialize on substrates that are narrower than their body width. While chameleons present many specializations for living in a complex three dimensional arboreal environment, one of the most striking features is their split hands and feet. Here we present an integrative view of how such unique hands/feet develop and also how the locomotor apparatus as a whole varies between chameleons and relative to non-chameleon lizards.

This event is sponsored by the Biology Department and EPACC, the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Program, and the Chemistry Department.

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Meeting ID: 971 2337 2110
Passcode: squamate

Thursday, March 11 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm


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