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Meet the Curator of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

  • Monday, October 3, 2022
  • 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
  • C9
Please join Dr. Jay Stauffer and his guest Roger Bills, Curator of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity where they will talk about an international project aiming to protect endangered species that are particularly threatened by trade. We are collecting tissues from species that are endangered, their look-a-likes and other regularly traded species that are likely to be encountered at borders. Genetic sequences are uploaded to gene bank, linked to expert identified vouchers specimens which are lodged in museums and these data are uploaded into police and government databases. Material collected at borders which are often just parts of animals and otherwise morphologically difficult to identify can then be identified by comparing their genetic sequences with database entries. Dinner will be provided.
Schreyer Scholar Jackie Zheng

I really enjoy being around other Scholars and focusing on things that don’t necessarily get brought up on a daily basis. For example, we’ve talked about Afghanistan and refugees and mental illness. It’s really nice how Scholars come together and talk about ideas. Everyone just respects each other. Everyone just wants to support each other and push each other, making sure everyone is doing their best.

Jackie Zheng '24 Architecture

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