March 25, 2021 ALL

Today: Virtual Scholarly Luncheon: You are what you eat: The story of how poison frogs become poisonous

Featuring Ralph Soporito, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology, JCU

Friday, March 26 • 12 p.m. (EST)
Hosted on the Zoom platform. Open to all members of the JCU Community.

The use of poisons as a protection from predators is widespread among animals. While most animals make their own poisons, some must acquire them from other organisms—often by eating them. Small and brightly colored tropical poison frogs fall into this category, and obtain their poisons by eating a very specific diet. In this program, Dr. Saporito will summarize some of his ongoing research into understanding how poison frogs become poisonous, and share with you some of his lab’s most recent findings, including how mothers use poisons to protect their offspring.

Registration required:
Zoom information provided upon registration.

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