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Join Dr. Patty Brennan, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College, on December 13th at 7pm ET for a presentation of her research, “The Overlooked Biology of Female Genitalia,” on the vagina and clitoris of different vertebrates. Male genitalia have been studied for decades, while the study of female genitalia has lagged behind. Dr. Brennan’s research is filling this gap, and increasing our understanding of the biology of female sexuality.

This event will be recorded and made available following the event. 

About the presenter:

Dr. Brennan completed her PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University and University of Sheffield studying bird reproduction. She discovered that female ducks have convoluted vaginas that coevolve with the penis as a result of an evolutionary arms race, and since then has continued to explore other vertebrate groups where genitalia have not been well studied. She is an advocate for basic research and has spoken to diverse audiences on this topic. She has published dozens of papers, and has written several articles for the general public. Her work has received a lot of attention from the press and the general public, and has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist and many others. She is a fellow of the American Ornithologist Union, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Accessibility Information:

This event will include an oral and visual presentation on Dr. Brennan’s research. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please email or call Kate Sawicki at 413-538-2734. Please make accommodation requests 10 business days prior to the event or sooner in order to allow for implementation time; however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

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