Margaret Bloch Qazi

Faculty

Associate Professor and Chair 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

Current

BIO-102 (Organismal Biology), BIO-382 (Developmental Biology), and BIO-382 (Developmental Biology Lab)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
BIO-102Organismal Biology Lab112012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-102Organismal Biology92013/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-392Biology Research82012/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/JN, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, and 2004/JN
BIO-376Entomology w/Lab72012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-241Invertebrate Zoology72011/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-376Entomology62010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2003/FA
BIO-241Invertebrate Zoology Lab62008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-382Developmental Biology Lab52013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
BIO-382Developmental Biology52013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
BIO-396Directed Research Lab32013/FA, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-396DR:Reproductive Phys32013/FA, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
FTS-100First Term Seminar22007/FA and 2004/FA
BIO-250Biologists in Literature22007/JN and 2005/JN