CANOPY TALKS

Palm Oil and Emerging Diseases with National Geographic

Join us for a conversation with Ravinder Sehgal, a San Francisco State University Professor, where he teaches courses in parasitology and emerging infectious diseases. His research focuses on the ecology of diseases in birds. For example, he studies how deforestation affects the prevalence and diversity of avian malaria in African rainforest birds. Further work funded by National Geographic explored how global climate change may affect the spread of avian malaria in the Arctic. With a PhD in Cell Biology from UCSF, he takes advantage of current advances in molecular biology to address large questions in disease emergence. Since an early age, he was fascinated and saddened by the extinction of species, from dinosaurs to dodos. Through research and teaching he strives to make an impact in conservation biology. He is a vegan activist, and also an accomplished musician, playing bassoon and piano.

Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

3pm – 4pm

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