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Sponsored Guest Speakers

Communication within the scientific community is of paramount importance. Scientists at all levels of experience must share their results with each other and the broader scientific community. SBS is fortunate to have several endowed funds that can be used to support bringing prominent scientists to campus to share their research results with our students and faculty.

This year we were able to host the following scientists at WSU and learn about their work:

Arielle Cooley, smiling.Aaron Liston in a lush forest.Irene Pepperberg with a pair of grey parrots.
Dr. Arielle Cooley,
Whitman College,
Howard E. Brewer Memorial Speaker: “From Simple to Complex: Evolution and Development of Color Pattern in Monkeyflowers”
Dr. Aaron Liston,
Oregon State University,
Howard E. Brewer Memorial Speaker: “Polyploidy and sex chromosome evolution in wild strawberry”
Dr. Irene Pepperberg,
Harvard University,
Robert Jonas Lecture in Biological Sciences: “Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots”**
Loren Rieseberg in field of sunflowers.Sarah Woodley smiling.
Dr. Loren Rieseberg,
University of British Columbia,
Howard E. Brewer Memorial Speaker: “The role of hybridization in the evolution of crops and weeds in the sunflower family”*
Dr. Sarah Woodley,
Duquesne University,
Leonard Kirschner Lectureship: “Sublethal Effects of Pesticides on Amphibian Brain Development”*