The philosophy of the Biology Department is to create an environment in which many areas of biology are represented, and interactions with a diverse group of colleagues provide opportunities to broaden your thinking and make connections between different fields and scientific approaches.
Erol Akcay, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
The evolution of social behaviors is crucially determined by social structure, i.e., the pattern of interactions between individuals in a population. I explore how this social structure itself can evolve through…
Michael Nachman, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
A major goal in biology is to understand the genetic details of how organisms adapt to novel environments. I will discuss recent studies on the genetic basis of environmental adaptation in…
Jeffrey Good, Ph.D., University of Montana
Adaptation to environmental change is central to the origin and persistence of species. Mismatches between the timing of key life history events and optimal environmental conditions have emerged as an important…
For more than 20 years, Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Dr.
David Roos and Colleagues Awarded Large, Continuing NIH Contract for Big Data in Biomedical Research
Over the past two decades, research in the Roos laboratory has pioneered the integration of diverse large-scale datasets to explore eukar