Sex evolved to create genetic diversity within humans and other species. However, some of the consequences
of the evolution of sex are gender and the development of differences between males and females.
How are these differences between the sexes established? Why do males and females think differently?
Why are there differences in their susceptibility to disease? Many of these differences are encoded
by our genome. This symposium will explore our current understanding of the remarkable differences
and similarities that have evolved between males and females—in humans and in other animals.
Free and open to the general public!
Thursday, October 20, 2016 · 6:30 pm · Rudder Theater
Reception and book signing immediately following
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University
Friday, October 21 • 9:45 am to 4:45 pm • MSC 2400 & 2401
Six travel awards ($1,000 each) will be given to the top three trainee posters in the area of Genetics and Genomics
and to the top three trainee posters in the area of Sex and Gender Studies.
|9:45 am||Introduction||Dr. David W. Threadgill, Texas A&M University|
|10:00 am||To Merge or Not to Merge: Mate Choice and its Role in Adaptive Hybridization||Dr. Karin Pfennig, University of North Carolina|
|10:30 am||Mate Choice and its Consequences||Dr. Gil Rosenthal, Texas A&M University|
|11:00 am||Evolution of Sex and Gender in Cichlid Fish||Dr. Reade Roberts, North Carolina State University|
|11:30 am||Born to be Gendered||Dr. Gerianne Alexander, Texas A&M University|
|12:00 pm||Lunch and Trainee Poster Session (Box Lunches Provided)|
|1:30 pm||Sex Differences in the Efficacy of microRNA as Stroke Neuroprotectants||Dr. Farida Sohrabji, Texas A&M University|
|2:00 pm||Clunky Males and Integrated Females||Dr. Locke Rowe, University of Toronto|
|2:30 pm||The X in Sex: An Evolutionary Perspective||Dr. William Murphy, Texas A&M University|
|3:00 pm||DNA Methylation and Dosage Compensation
||Dr. Paul Waters, University of New South Wales|
|3:30 pm||Recognition of Poster Presenters||Dr. David W. Threadgill, Texas A&M University|