. . . Friday, April 17. Amanda Beckman will be presenting a paper about the life history of the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus), that ubiquitous scientific model organism! We hope to spin this off into a conversation about the usefulness of model organisms and what their limitations are. The paper is attached, along with a little extra reading in case anyone’s keen. We do not yet have a guest speaker for this meeting, so if you’d like to suggest someone who has some insight or has worked extensively with model organisms (PI or post-doc), please let me, Zach, or Faith know as soon as possible and we’ll reach out to them. They can be on or off campus. [Modlinska and Pisula] [Alfred and Baldwin]
The ZOOM link for the meeting is https://tamu.zoom.us/j/622380408. As always, 4 pm.
Last week was our best attended meeting in a long time, so we hope to keep the momentum going!