Do We Have An Expiration Date ? We Discuss With Professor Sebastián Alvarado
Are we predetermined to live to a certain age? Are we doomed to our genetic history? Do lifestyle choices make a difference?
Join us for this insightful conversation and find out more with Professor Sebastián Alvarado.
Professor Alvarado’s research program is motivated by understanding the molecular boundaries of biological plasticity. While genetics provides a reasonable molecular framework for certain evolutionary processes, it does not provide the entire picture. Reversible molecular processes, such as DNA methylation/RNA editing/histone remodeling can steer the function of genes in dynamic environments allowing for adaptive plasticity regardless of genetic predisposition. While a good half of a century has focused on the role of genes underlying a given trait, we know very little about how such plastic processes can influence traits and their evolution.
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