First Annual Thomas V. Marsho & Martin Schwartz Lecture
Joy Bergelson, Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Dr. Joy Bergelson is the James D. Watson Distinguished service professor, and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at The University of Chicago and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. An early researcher of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, particularly from an evolutionary and ecological perspective, Bergelson and her group completed the first experiments using genetically manipulated plants to disentangle the mechanisms driving observed evolutionary dynamics. They have also pioneered research at the interface of ecology and evolution, namely eco-evolutionary dynamics.
This event is the first annual lecture in a series named for Dr. Thomas V. Marsho, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Martin Schwartz, Chairperson and Professor of Biological Sciences. Originally established in 1983 as the Thomas V. Marsho Memorial Fund, scholarship awards were given to honor the memory of Dr. Thomas V. Marsho. In September 1994, the fund was revised and renamed to honor in perpetuity the memory and legacies Dr. Marsho and Dr. Martin Schwartz. In addition to annual awards to top undergraduate and graduate students, the fund supports seminar speakers and other appropriate educational activities in the field of Biological Sciences at UMBC.
The UMBC community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors are welcome to attend.