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Dr. Laura Stein

Behavior in Fishes is Focus of November 6 Seminar Series at SWOSU

Dr. Laura Stein, assistant professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma, will be the guest speaker at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Biological Sciences J.D. Maness Seminar Series on Wednesday, November 6.

Stein will present “Nature and Nurture: How Experience Shapes Behavior in Fishes” in a presentation open to the public at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Old Science Building on the Weatherford campus.

Stein studies how organisms integrate information from their genes, parents and personal experience to generate complex observable traits, which is a central question in evolutionary biology. She will present results from a series of studies examining how parental and personal experience with predators influences behavior and development in two fish systems. Altogether, these studies enhance the understanding of how complex behaviors arise when genes interact with the environment.

For more information, contact SWOSU Department of Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Dr. Regina McGrane at 580-774-3046.