Biology Logo 

   Evolutionary Biology
   at San Diego State University

  SDSU Logo 
College of Sciences Logo

                    Roger E. Carpenter Lecture in Comparative Biology

13th Annual Roger E. Carpenter lecture in Comparative Biology
Dr. Adam Summers 

University of California Irvine

"From shark skeletons to body armor: the importance of blue sky research"

Monday April 28 2008  4:00 pm
Gold Auditorium, Bioscience Center
Reception following lecture in Faculty-Staff Club.

Dr. Adam Summers is a comparative biologist who writes a monthly column for Natural History. He has a background in mathematics, engineering, and evolutionary biology. His research program is understanding the effects of material properties on the form and structure of organisms. He has worked on a variety of vertebrates including reptiles, bony fish, and cartilaginous fish. His research considers several scales: the comparative biochemistry of cartilage, ultra and micro structural morphology, gross anatomy, and function at the whole animal level.