Spotlight Session 10

Evolutionary Biology Meets Medicine
2:00 p.m., Friday, 19 October
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Schenley Ballroom 3

Moderator

Vaughn Cooper, PhD

Presentations

History Repeats Itself: From Genes to Phenotypes Using Convergent Evolution
Nathan Clark, PhD

You Donít Need a Backbone To Be Useful: the Unexplored Potential of Invertebrate Model Organisms
Matthew Nicotra, PhD

Developmental Loci Harbor Clusters of Accelerated Regions that Evolved Independently in Ape Lineages
Dennis Kostka, PhD

First-Step Mutations Reveal a Multitude of Evolutionary Pathways to Antibiotic Resistance
Erik Wright, PhD, MS