Please join us on Thursday, April 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Spiro 2 for a lecture, “The Tree of Life is Dead; Long Live the Tree of Life,” being given by Robert DeSalle, entomology curator at the American Museum of Natural History. He is affiliated with the AMNH Division of Invertebrate Zoology and works at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, where he leads a group of researchers working on molecular systematics, molecular evolution, population and conservation genetics and evolutionary genomics for a wide array of life forms ranging from viruses, bacteria, corals and plants to all kinds of insects, reptiles and mammals. DeSalle is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Distinguished Professor in Residence at New York University’s Department of Biology, adjunct professor at City University of New York’s Subprogram in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior, a resource faculty member at the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, and professor at the AMNH Richard Gilder Graduate School. The recipient of many awards, he has authored several textbooks and hundreds of scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. For more information about this lecture, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 718-390-3103.
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