Session 82: "The Human Y Chromosome and the Future of Men"
Tuesday, 16th November 2021 3PM EST/ 8PM GMT / 9PM CET
PROF. JENNY GRAVES
Jenny Graves is an evolutionary geneticist who exploits our distant relationship to Australian animals to discover how animal genes and chromosomes evolved, and how they work. She uses this unique perspective to explore the origin, function and fate of human sex genes and chromosomes, (in)famously predicting the disappearance of the Y chromosome. Jenny studied at Adelaide University (BSc, MSc) and the University of California Berkeley (PhD). She lectured at La Trobe University, then at ANU she founded and directed the Comparative Genomics Group and an ARC Centre of Excellence. She returned to La Trobe as Distinguished Professor and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow. Jenny has produced three books and more than 400 research articles. She received the international L’Oreal-UNESCO prize (2006), an Order of Australia (2010) and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science (2017). She was elected to the Australian Academy of Science (1999), and the US National Academy of Science (2019).