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MEDIA ADVISORY: Renowned Evolutionary Biologist Joan Strassmann to Speak on the Evolution of Cooperation at MU’s Saturday Morning Science

Story Contact(s):
Jeff Sossamon,, 573-882-3346

WHAT: This Saturday, renowned evolutionary biologist Joan Strassmann of Washington University, St. Louis, will present a lecture on how cooperation can prosper in the face of evolutionary conflicts. In her talk “Life’s Biggest Mystery: What Makes up an Organism?” she will share what she learned from her research on social microbes and insects about the role of cooperation in the evolution of multicellular organisms.

WHO: Joan E. Strassmann is an evolutionary biologist and the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2013.

WHERE: Monsanto Auditorium
Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
MU campus

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16

NOTE: Saturday Morning Science lectures require no scientific background or knowledge to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

Bagels, donuts, juice and coffee will be served at 10 a.m. Seating is limited to 250.