Speaker : Dr. Elizabeth Rideout – University of British Columbia – Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Title : Sex differences in Drosophila physiology and metabolism
Sex differences in Drosophila development, behaviour and stress resistance are widely recognized. Although decades of studies have elucidated the mechanisms underlying sex differences in sexual characteristics and courtship behaviour, much less is known about the creation of sexual dimorphisms in body size and stress responses. I will discuss our studies on the mechanisms underlying sex differences in body growth and in starvation resistance.