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EHAP Speaker Series

Frances Champagne, University of Texas, Austin
Thursday, October 11, 2018
1:30-3:00 PM
4464 East Hall Map
Sculpting the Epigenome Across Generations

The transmission of characteristics to individuals that promote development, reproduction and survival is a critical feature of evolution and has traditionally focused on genetic variation as a substrate for inheritance. However, advances in our understanding of epigenetics has guided new perspectives on the biological factors that contribute to the inheritance of a broad range of characteristics – particularly those shaped by the environment. In this talk, I will describe research examining the impact of a broad range of parental experiences, including exposure to stress, toxins and altered nutrition, on offspring development and behavior and illustrate the complex and dynamic routes through which the transmission of characteristics across generations can be achieved.
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: Psychology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Psychology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization, Evolution & Human Adaptations Program (EHAP)