The scheduled speaker at the Dec. 6 meeting is Associate Prof. Bryant McAllister of the Department of Biology at the University of Iowa, who conducts research into evolutionary genetics.
More specifically, Bryant seeks to understand "… processes occurring through or influenced by genome-level mechanisms. Active research projects in the lab use flies… for empirical studies combining molecular, cytological [i.e., cell study], and genetic approaches. ..”
He is studying three primary areas of research that pertain to aspects of the adaptive evolution of sex chromosomes