For release: October 19, 2009
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The University of Memphis Department of Biology will present a talk by Dr. Stephen
Secor, associate professor of biology at the University of Alabama, at its 2009 William
H. N. Gutzke Memorial Seminar. Secor will discuss “Evolutionary and Integrative Response
to Feast and Famine” Thursday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Ellington Hall Auditorium.
Refreshments will be served in the Ellington lobby at 3:30 p.m.
The seminar is free and open to the public.
Secor earned his doctorate from UCLA. His research focuses on the integrative and
evolutionary design of digestive physiology and metabolism. His studies explore the
evolution of digestive physiology, energetics, feeding ecology and morphology, and
the underlying mechanisms of digestive and metabolic responses in amphibians and reptiles.
For more information, call 901-678-3749.