Faculty candidate seminar - Duncan Leitch


 
05/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Eckart 229
Event Description: 

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR - 

Organismal Physiologist or Zooplankton Ecologist/Curator

DATE:          May 6th, Monday, 12 p.m.  

LOCATION:     Eckart 227
 
SPEAKER:      Duncan Leitch
            UC San Francisco
            
TITLE:          The Sensory Biology of Electroreception

 


ABSTRACT:
 
Diverse aquatic vertebrates have adaptations to facilitate the detection of microvolt scale biogenic electric fields yet identification of the transduction mechanisms for these specialized receptors has remained elusive.  In a discussion ranging from molecular profiling to organismal physiology, I describe electroreception and sensory-guided behaviors with a particular focus on the cartilaginous fishes.
 
 
 
Faculty Host:  Phil Hastings (phastings@ucsd.edu)
For more information on this event, contact: 
lcosti@ucsd.edu
Event Calendar: 
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