Autumn 2020 STAT 35410

Course: STAT 35410=ECEV 35901, EVOL 35901

Title: Genomic Evolution I

Instructor(s): Manyuan Long

Class Schedule: Sec 01: T 2:00 PM–4:50 PM (subject to change)

Description: Canalization, a unifying biological principle first enunciated by Conrad Waddington in 1942, is an idea that has had tremendous intellectual influence on developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and mathematics. In this course we will explore canalization in all three contexts through extensive reading and discussion of both the classic and modern primary literature. We intend this exploration to raise new research problems which can be evaluated for further understanding. We encourage participants to present new ideas in this area for comment and discussion.