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                    Roger E. Carpenter Lecture in Comparative Biology

17th Annual Roger E. Carpenter lecture in Comparative Biology
Dr. Mimi Koehl

University of California, Berkeley

Swimming in turbulent waves:  How do tiny marine larvae settle in the right place?

Monday 4 pm 16 April 2012
Gold Auditorium BioScience Center
Reception following lecture in Faculty-Staff Club.

The Roger Carpenter  Lecture for 2012 will be given by Dr. Mimi Koehl, of the Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Koehl studies the physics of how organisms interact with their environments, focusing on issues such as how microscopic creatures swim and capture their food in turbulent ambient flow, how wave-battered marine plants and animals avoid being washed away, and how olfactory antennae catch odors from the water or air moving around them. She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University, and did postdoctoral work at Friday Harbor Laboratories (University of Washington) and in England (University of York). Professor Koehl’s awards include a Presidential Young Investigator Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur “genius grant”, the John Martin Award (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, for “for research that created a paradigm shift in an area of aquatic sciences”), the Borelli Award (American Society of Biomechanics, for “outstanding career accomplishment”), the Rachel Carson Award (American Geophysical Union), and the Muybridge Award (International Society of Biomechanics “highest honor”). She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences..