Margaret Bloch Qazi

Faculty

Professor in Biology

I study insect reproductive behaviors and physiology using two model systems, the flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) and the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). While males and females must cooperate to reproduce at all, there is also often conflict regarding how many progeny to produce, when to produce them, and who will fertilize the female's eggs. This tension between cooperation and conflict results in fascinating reproductive behaviors and physiology. While these types of male-female interactions have been documented in organisms ranging from primates to plants, insects present a particularly tractable study system. My research includes techniques and questions from the disciplines of animal behavior, physiology, genetics, development, and evolution.

Education

B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Tufts University


Courses Taught

BIO-241 (Invertebrate Zoology), BIO-241 (Invertebrate Lab), and BIO-396 (Directed Research Lab)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
BIO-102 Organismal Biology 16 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-102 Organismal Biology Lab 14 2021/SP, 2018/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-376 Entomology Lab 13 2020/FA, 2018/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-382 Developmental Biology 12 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
BIO-382 Developmental Biology Lab 12 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
BIO-241 Invertebrate Zoology 10 2019/FA, 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2011/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-241 Invertebrate Lab 9 2019/FA, 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-392 Biology Research 9 2019/SP, 2012/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/JN, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, and 2004/JN
FTS-100 FTS:Reproductive Tech 6 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2007/FA, and 2004/FA
BIO-376 Entomology 6 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2003/FA
BIO-396 DR:Reproductive Phys 3 2013/FA, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-396 Directed Research Lab 3 2013/FA, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-250 Biologists in Literature 2 2007/JN and 2005/JN
BIO-344 ST:Disturb/Resilience 1 2020/FA
IDS-244 ST:Anc and Mod Reprod 1 2018/SP
BIO-397 Honors Thesis 1 2018/SP
IDS-244 Anc & Mod Reprod Lab 1 2018/SP