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Michael Whiting to discuss Darwin during BYU forum May 24

Michael Whiting, an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Brigham Young University, will speak Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for a campus forum.

The title of this forum is "Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life: Some Assembly Required."

Live broadcasts are available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and at byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.

Whiting is the author of 60 research publications in major scientific journals including Nature, Evolution and Systematic Biology. He has also authored more than 100 research presentations at scientific meetings. Currently he sits on the editorial board of three scientific journals.

His research focuses on using DNA and anatomical information to determine patterns of evolution among the major insect groups. Whiting's current research is on establishing the insect Tree of Life.

Whiting received his bachelor's degree from BYU in zoology. He also received Liberty Hyde Bailey and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships to support his doctoral work at Cornell University, which was completed in 1995.

For more information, contact Michael Whiting at (801) 422-5651.

Writer: James McCoy

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