President's Symposium Speakers

 Program & Poster Abstracts

AGA Distinguished Lecturer: David Haig

Pax somatica and arena germinalis

Invited Speakers:


Yaniv Brandvain - Associate Professor, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
The evolution of an altruistic recessive load

Carl Veller - Postdoc, Dept of Evolution & Ecology, University of California, Davis
Population genetics of meiotic drive and its suppression

Cytonuclear conflict

Justin Havird - Assistant Professor, Dept of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Cytonuclear interactions as a hotspot for molecular conflict and coevolution

Gametes and spores

SaraH Zanders - Assistant Investigator, Stowers Institute, Missouri
Wtf are ancient killers

Amanda Larracuente - Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, University of Rochester
Intragenomic conflicts in Drosophila: satellite DNA and meiotic drive

Daven Presgraves - Dean's Professor, Dept of Biology, University of Rochester
Sex-ratio meiotic drive and complex speciation in Drosophila

Hanna Johannesson - Professor, Dept of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Causes and consequences of spore killers in filamentous Ascomycetes

Anna Lindholm - Group Leader, Dept of EBES, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ecology of a male meiotic driver

Placental/endosperm conflicts

Polly Campbell - Associate Professor, Dept of EEOB, University of California, Riverside
Sex chromosome transformation and conflict in a mammal

Jenn Coughlan - Postdoc, Dept of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The role of parental conflict in hybrid inviability

Chromosomal competition

Kelly Dawe - Professor, Dept of Genetics, University of Georgia
Maize Ab10: one meiotic drive complex, two neocentromere system

Mia Levine - Assistant Professor, Dept of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Cross-species incompatibility between a DNA satellite and a DNA satellite-associated protein poisons germline genome integrity

Rob Unckless - Associate Professor, Dept of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas
Can genetic conflict select for aneuploidy?

Drive applications

Omar Akbari - Professor, Div of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego
Using lessons learned while developing gene drives to develop genetic technologies to control populations in a safe confinable manner