Nobel Laureate to speak at McNair Symposium

A spectrum of color can be seen along the scales of many fish as they glide through oceans and lakes, however those spots and stripes are more than just aesthetically pleasing, they represent significant evolutionary development that has provided unique insight to a host of biomedical applications. As this year’s Fifth Annual McNair Symposium at Baylor College of Medicine, Nobel Laureate Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard will present her latest research on this topic titled, “The Development of Color Patterns in Fishes: Towards an Understanding of the Evolution of Beauty.” The McNair Symposium will be held Tuesday, April 5, beginning at 2 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium.  Nüsslein-Volhard is director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany. She has devoted her research to understanding the genes that control…

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