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Evolution of sex differences when immunity is dangerous

Dr. Jessica Metcalf from Princeton University presents:

Sex differences in immunity are found in many species. Known immune mechanisms in birds and mammals suggest that pathogen detection may be amplified in females, whereas in males, pathogen killing is amplified. We explore how these immunological profiles might emerge as distinct peaks on a fitness landscape defined by sensitivity-specificity and infection-immunopathology immune tradeoffs.

Friday, March 29 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), 307
1414 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Science

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Website

https://eeb.utk.edu/news-events/curre...

Department

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Hashtag

#evolution

Contact Name

Karin Grindall

Contact Email

kcoulte4@utk.edu

Contact Phone

8659743065

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