University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Integrative Biology faculty candidate to present seminar Jan. 19

Tyler Evans, a candidate for the Integrative Biology position, will present a seminar, "Towards a systems-based approach to environmental physiology: probing the significance of gene expression in fish" at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Evans earned his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada under the supervision of Pat Krone. His dissertation research focused on the expression, function and regulation of heat shock proteins in zebrafish embryos. His work on heat shock proteins and interest in environmental stress responses led him to a postdoctoral position at Stanford University, working under George Somero. He spent three years at Stanford studying how gene expression in fish and intertidal invertebrates is modulated in response to shifting environmental factors such as temperature and salinity. He is presently a National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellow working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada under the supervision of Kristi Miller. For the last year, Evans has been studying changes in gene expression that occur during Pacific salmon spawning migrations.

-- Jeannie Lewis, office manager, Biology, 777-2622,

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