The Evolutionary Biology of Gender

Biology Professor Explores Variations in Gender

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent.

Many organisms, such as maple trees and clownfish, are hermaphrodites with flexible sex expression, and some switch between male and female based on social and environmental conditions. Evolutionary biologists use the term ‘gender’ to describe whether and how often organisms successfully reproduce in male or female roles. In her upcoming presentation, “The Evolutionary Biology of Gender” Dr. Andrea Case will cover the hows and whys of gender variation from an evolutionary perspective, focusing on hermaphroditic animals and plants that succeed by switching sex. 

Dr. Andrea Case is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences at Kent State University.

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This event will be held at The Secret Cellar, located at 176 E. Main St. in downtown Kent. Research Uncorked is open to the public. Appetizers and beverages are available but not provided. Tickets are not required.

About Research Uncorked

Research Uncorked, an ongoing event sponsored by the Honors College, is designed to bring together a broad range of Kent State researchers and the Kent and surrounding communities for focused public conversations.

For further information about Research Uncorked, contact Victoria Bocchicchio, Director, Academic Programs, at (330) 672-2312 or