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    "Tempo and Mode of Peto's Paradox: A Molecular Evolutionary Approach to Understanding Cancer Prevention"

    Authored by Marc Tollis, Aika Schneider-Utaka, and Carlo C. Maley

    Marc Tollis was awarded the postdoctoral poster prize at the meeting for the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution in Austin, Texas, in July, 2017, beating out over 800 other posters.

     

    Glossophaga sorcina or Pallas' Long-tongued Bat, a nectar drinker.

    Batgirl in Mexico

    Valerie Harris Working in the Field With Bats

    Postdoc Valerie Harris has been catching species of bats in the south of Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula) for the past month in a pilot study about bats and cancer incidence in the wild. She has caught bats that are vampires (a species that feeds exclusively on livestock like pigs and cattle, and a species that specifically preys on birds), fruit bats, nectar drinking bats, insectivores and even fish eating bats!

     

    The photo shows a Glossophaga sorcina or Pallas' Long-tongued Bat, a nectar drinker.