Margaret Bloch Qazi

Faculty

Associate Professor in Biology and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Associate in John S Kendall Center

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

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
BIO-102Organismal Biology Lab122018/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-102Organismal Biology122016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-382Developmental Biology Lab92018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
BIO-382Developmental Biology92018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
BIO-241Invertebrate Zoology92017/FA, 2015/FA, 2011/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-376Entomology Lab92014/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-241Invertebrate Lab82017/FA, 2015/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
BIO-392Biology Research82012/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/JN, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, and 2004/JN
BIO-376Entomology62010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2003/FA
FTS-100FTS:Reproductive Tech32017/FA, 2007/FA, and 2004/FA
BIO-396Directed Research Lab32013/FA, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-396DR:Reproductive Phys32013/FA, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
BIO-250Biologists in Literature22007/JN and 2005/JN
IDS-244ST:Anc and Mod Reprod12018/SP
IDS-244Anc & Mod Reprod Lab12018/SP
BIO-397Honors Thesis12018/SP