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In Vino Veritas: The Comparative Biology of Ethanol Consumption

Society Wide Symposium organized by Robert Dudley and Michael Dickinson


8:10 AM Robert Dudley and Michael Dickinson: Introduction

8:20 AM Ulrike Heberlein: "Drosophila and molecular underpinnings to ethanol susceptibility"
Department of Anatomy and Program in Neuroscience
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0452

8:50 AM Michael Dickinson: "Olfactory responses of free-flying Drosophila to ethanol cues"
14 Keck Lab
Mail Code 138-78
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125

9:20 AM Jim Fry: "Ethanol tolerance in Drosophila: evolutionary and ecological genetics"
Department of Biology
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

9:50 AM Coffee Break

10:10 AM Doug Levey: "It takes three to tango: How evolutionary interactions among microbes, fruits, and frugivorous vertebrates can help explain ethanol production"
Department of Zoology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

10:40 AM Carmi Korine: "Fruit and fruit bats: The role of ethanol as an olfactory cue and as an appetite stimulant in the Egyptian fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus"
Department of Desert Ecology
Blaustein Institute
Ben-Burion University of the Negev
Midreshet Ben-Gurion 84990 Israel

11:10 AM Nate Dominy: "Sensory ecology of primate food perception"
Department of Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637

11:40 AM Lunch

1:00 PM Katie Milton: "Wild primates, frugivory and ethanol ingestion"
Insect Biology Division - ESPM
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

1:30 PM Robert Dudley: "Ethanol, fruit ripening, and the historical origins of human alcoholism in primate frugivory"
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

2:00 PM Arthur Klatsky: "Alcohol and modern human health"
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
280 West MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, California 94611