Guest Lecturers and Week of 10/6/09

Faculty and students in the biology and anthropology departments are welcome to attend guest lectures for the evolutionary medicine course this month.

Roland Cooper PhD will give a lecture for the class on Thursday October 8th at 4pm. Lecture entitled “Evolution of Chloroquine Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum”. Dr. Cooper is a parasitologist at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

Later in the month, Otto Appenzeller MD will lecture on tuesday October 27th at 4pm. He will be speaking about his work on genetic adaptation to altitude in Ethiopian Highlanders. Dr. Appenzeller is a neurologist at the New Mexico Health Enhancement and Marathon Clinics (NMHEMC) Research Foundation, Albuquerque, NM. More to come on this…

Next week, we will be talking about resistance to antimicrobials in bacteria and protozoans. On tuesday, we will present hypotheses about strategies that clinicians can take to alter the evolution of resistance in bacteria

Reference for tuesday: Barlow, 2008

Because Dr. Cooper is coming on thursday, there will be discussion that day.

Main reference for thursday: cooper05

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