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