Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program at Arizona State University


Melissa Wilson Sayres, Co-chair (melissa.wilsonsayres@asu.edu)

Advisory Committee: Ken Buetow, Reed Cartwright, Carlo Maley, Emilia Martins, Jay Taylor

Apply to the Evolutionary Biology PhD program here: https://sols.asu.edu/degree-programs/evolutionary-biology-phd

Program faculty: https://sols.asu.edu/evolutionary-biology-faculty


Current Graduate Students (Advisor)

Click here for useful information for current students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_qo4dZ341vHyVjLVd_MR9HqsKNqFlsJ5pOxRQPHKsmQ/edit?usp=sharing

Draft School of Life Sciences Graduate Mentoring Compact: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gev9yytESJYowjo1q60cd8UQyke0fpEn9rdKmKUCkOc/edit?usp=sharing

Jacob Campbell (Harrison)
Adele Crane (Stone; Rosenberg)
Heather Rich (Rosenberg)
Shannon Doan (Pigg)
Romain Dohan (Rabeling)
Ti Erickson (Gadau)
Gyan Harwood (Amdam)
Timothy Hieger (Pigg)
Edward Gilbert (Franz)
Michael Jansen (Franz)
Murray Johnston  (Franz)
Robert Oldt (Kanthaswamy)
Kimberly Olney (Wilson Sayres)
Salvatore Anzaldo (Franz)
Angela Taravella (Wilson Sayres; Stone)
Nayely Velez-Cruz (Laubichler)
Jill Azzolini (DeNardo)
Anthony Basile (Sweaza)
Kyle Gray (Rabeling)
Sebastian Scofield (Amdam)


 Adele Crane  Contact: aecrane@asu.edu  Research Area: 

Adele Crane

Contact: aecrane@asu.edu

Research Area: 

 Angela Taravella  Contact: angela.taravella@asu.edu  Research Area: 

Angela Taravella

Contact: angela.taravella@asu.edu

Research Area: 

 Kimberly Olney  Contact: kcolney@asu.edu  Research Area: 

Kimberly Olney

Contact: kcolney@asu.edu

Research Area: 

 Kyle Gray  Contact: kwgray2@asu.edu  Research Area: 

Kyle Gray

Contact: kwgray2@asu.edu

Research Area: 

 Gyan Harwood  Contact: gyan.harwood@gmail.com  Research Area: 

Gyan Harwood

Contact: gyan.harwood@gmail.com

Research Area: 

 Bobby Oldt  Contact: robert.oldt@asu.edu  Research Area: 

Bobby Oldt

Contact: robert.oldt@asu.edu

Research Area: 

 Anthony Basile  Contact: http://karensweazea.weebly.com/  Research Area: evolutionary medicine, nutritional physiology, and blood glucose regulation in birds.

Anthony Basile

Contact: http://karensweazea.weebly.com/

Research Area: evolutionary medicine, nutritional physiology, and blood glucose regulation in birds.

 Ed Gilbert  Contact: egbot@asu.edu  Research Area: 

Ed Gilbert

Contact: egbot@asu.edu

Research Area: 

 Jill Azzolini  Contact: TBD  Research Area: 

Jill Azzolini

Contact: TBD

Research Area: 

 Andrew Johnston  Contact: ajohnston@asu.edu  desertbeetles.org   Research Area: My research focuses on systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of the desert stink beetles

Andrew Johnston

Contact: ajohnston@asu.edu
desertbeetles.org

Research Area: My research focuses on systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of the desert stink beetles

 Sebastian Scofield  Contact:  sscofie1@asu.edu .  Research Area: My research focuses on the molecular basis of division of labor in the western honey bee.

Sebastian Scofield

Contact: sscofie1@asu.edu.

Research Area: My research focuses on the molecular basis of division of labor in the western honey bee.


Evolutionary Biology Events

UPCOMING: 

Evolutionary Biology Research Symposium
Fall 2018
September TBD
Co-chairs: Kimberly Olney
 

PAST:

Evolutionary Biology Research Symposium
Fall 2017
September 8, 2017
Co-chairs: Kimberly Olney and Heather Rich


Evolutionary Biology Journal Club

Spring 2018 chair: Adele Crane

Every other week discussions will be led by volunteers who suggest papers. Alternative weeks will feature presentations by current EVO students.

The information about Evol Biol journal clubs can be updated here: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fjy4zl27JzKV-PsUnV_qB-kxFTs470hnxrLw8XOczKw/edit?usp=sharing

Fall 2017 chair: Bobby Old


Courses

Graduate courses:
EVO 601: Principles of Evolution
EVO 610: Evolution Seminar
BIO 614: Biometry
BIO 530: Scientific Teaching (required for TAs)
BIO 543: Molecular genetics and genomics
EVO 598: Software Carpentry
EVO 598: Genomic Analysis
EVO 598: Principles of Programming for Biologists
BOP 545: Population Genetics
BIO 540: Functional Genomics
BIO 549: Phylogenetic Biology and Analysis
NSF grfp writing course

Additional EVO courses: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BWoVsuIbOpNhUmGgZ-l1qVT3FaZYd98-KAE7NS9pUKM/edit?usp=sharing

Undergraduate courses:
BIO/MAT 355: Intro to Computational Molecular Biology
BIO 415: Biometry
BIO 440: Functional Genomics
BIO 498: Population Genomics


Additional research methods courses at ASU: https://issr.asu.edu/node/30


Graduates

Andreina Castillo Siri, Ph.D.
Tanvi Honap, Ph.D.

 Andreina Castillo Siri, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona Contact:  Defended: July 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Research Area:  

Andreina Castillo Siri, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona
Contact: 
Defended: July 2016
Doctoral Dissertation Research Area:  

 Tanvi Honap, Ph.D.  Assistant Research Professor, University of Oklahoma Contact: www.tanvihonap.com Defended: May 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Research Area: Using an ancient DNA and phylogenomics approach to study the evolutionary histories of the pathogens causing leprosy and tuberculosis. 

Tanvi Honap, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor, University of Oklahoma
Contact: www.tanvihonap.com
Defended: May 2017
Doctoral Dissertation Research Area: Using an ancient DNA and phylogenomics approach to study the evolutionary histories of the pathogens causing leprosy and tuberculosis. 


Evolution across ASU

We have several programs for those interested in Evolution. In alphabetical order: 

ASU PopGen: http://asupopgen.org
Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC): https://biokic.asu.edu
Center for Evolution and Medicine (CEM): https://evmed.asu.edu
Center for Mechanisms of Evolution: https://biodesign.asu.edu/mechanisms-evolution
Institute of Human Origins (IHO): https://iho.asu.edu
Social Insect Research Group (SIRG): https://sols.asu.edu/research/social-insect-research-group
 


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Past Events

October 28 2017 - EVO PhD students helped members of the public extract DNA at the ASU School of Life Sciences Homecoming booth

October 28 2017 - Ti Erickson, EVO PhD student, and others from the Social Insect Research Group participated in a live interview on Channel 3 morning news - Sat Oct 28, 7:30-10am.

September 8, 2017 - EVO students Kimberly Olney and Heather Rich organized the first annual Evolutionary Biology Research Symposium