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To participate at our Journal Club, please send an email to and we will add you to our e-mailing list. Journal Club meets at 3:30pm in MRBIII 1220. Follow @EvolutionVU.

2024 SpringAndy, Antonis, and PaulIntroductions2024 01/12
2024 SpringKyle DavidData Analysis and Cancer Microbiomes2024 01/19
2024 SpringSergei Boudko and Elena PokidyshevaResearch Talks2024 01/26
2024 SpringTraineesPapers by Neil Shubin2024 02/02
2024 SpringNo MeetingNo Meeting2024 02/09
2024 SpringSarah Worthan and Thomas SautersPostdoc Research Talks2024 02/16
2024 SpringTraineesTBD2024 02/23
2024 SpringMatthew Pennell2024 03/01
2024 SpringNo MeetingNo Meeting2024 03/08
2024 SpringNo MeetingSpring Break2024 03/15
2024 SpringAshley RogersAlexander Winchell2024 03/22
2024 SpringTraineesPapers by Sharon Strauss2024 03/29
2024 SpringNo MeetingNo Meeting2024 04/05
2024 SpringRachel Petersen and Arun PrakashResearch Talks2024 04/12
2024 SpringCorinne SimontiNon-academia Careers and Publishing in Science2024 04/19
2023 FallEyal Privman VisitInsects and Genomes2023 12/1
2023 FallNo MeetingNo Meeting2023 11/24
2023 FallAmy Longtin and Layla BrassingtonDiscussion of Anne Stone's work2023 11/17
2023 FallNikos VakirlisDe novo yeast genes2023 11/10
2023 FallDavid Rinker (Rokas Lab) and Marina Watowich (Lea Lab)Topic TBD2023 11/3
2023 FallNeil KelleyIt Came from Beneath The Sea: Fossil Sea Monster Facts and Fictions2023 10/27
2023 FallNo Meeting - ESI RetreatNo Meeting - ESI Retreat2023 10/20
2023 FallTrainees TBDDiscussion on Chakrabarty, Egan, and Mandel2023 10/13
2023 FallAntonis RokasRCR Discussion / Pruitt Case2023 10/06
2023 FallTrainees TBDDiscussion on the Grants2023 09/29
2023 FallNo MeetingNo Meeting2023 09/22
2023 FallJuan Carvajal-Garcia (Merrikh Lab) and Kate Snyder (Creanza Lab)TBD2023 09/15
2023 FallLiz Barnes (MTSU)Building Religious Cultural Competence for Effective and Inclusive Evolution Education2023 09/08
2023 FallPaul and AntonisIntroductions2023 09/01
2023 FallNo classNO CLASS - BSCI WELCOME BACK 2023 08/25
2023 SpringSam SchaffnerExtreme mitochondrial DNA divergence underlies genetic conflict over sex determination2023 03/10
2023 SpringChris AcreeMitochondrial DNA clones and matriarchal phylogeny within and among geographic populations of the pocket gopher, Geomys pinetis2023 03/03
2023 SpringJoan Strassmann SeminarMicrobial experimental evolution: social behavior, mutualism, and predator-prey interactions2023 02/24
2023 SpringWilliam McLaughlinAltruism and social cheating in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum2023 02/17
2023 SpringOwen HaleDynamics of adaptation and diversification: A 10,000-generation experiment with bacterial populations.2023 02/03
2023 SpringAudrey ArnerBoag and Grant 1981 - Finches2023 01/27
2023 SpringCharles Smith SeminarThe Life of Alfred Russel Wallace2023 01/20
2023 SpringAntonis RokasState of the Initiative2023 01/13
2022 FallZeer CenDoes diversity beget diversity in microbiomes?2022
2022 FallOwen HalePhylogenetic structure of the prokaryotic domain: The primary kingdoms2022
2022 FallSohini Ramachandran SeminarChallenges at the intersection of population and statistical genetics2022
2022 FallRosseirys de la RosaCounter the weaponization of genetics research by extremists2022
2022 FallThodoris DanisPhylogenies and the Comparative Model2022
2022 FallSarah WorthanSpatiotemporal microbial evolutionon antibiotic landscapes2022
2022 FallAudrey ArnerSelection Experiments on Industrial Melanismin the Lepidoptera2022
2022 FallAndrei OlaruGenome duplication, extinction and vertebrate evolution2022
2022 FallRachel RacicotEES Seminar2022
2022 FallReese MartinFrequent adaptation and the McDonald Kreitman test2022
2022 FallAlissa WilliamsAdaptive protein evolution at the Adh locus in Drosophila2022
2022 FallPaul DurstIntroductions2022
2022 SpringAntonis RokasIntroductions & E.O. Wilson (The Molecular Wars & NYTimes Obituary)2022
2022 SpringJay ClaytonThomas Huxley - Evolution and Ethics2022
2022 SpringAntonis Rokas, Larisa DeSantis, Neil Kelley, Tiffiny TungDarwin Day Discussion2022
2022 SpringJuan Carvajal GarcíaThe role of mutations in evolution - Link Here2022
2022 SpringEmily HudsonDoes evolutionary theory need a rethink? (LINK)2022
2022 SpringSimon DarrochOut of the Tropics: Evolutionary Dynamics of the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient2022
2022 SpringReese MartinOf parasites and men2022
2022 SpringChristina ChavezMolecular evolution meets the genomics revolution2022
2022 SpringAudrey ArnerThe apportionment of human diversity2022
2022 SpringOwen HaleChallenging the trade-off model for the evolution of virulence2022
2022 SpringThodoris DanisHomage to Santa Rosalia or Why are there so many kinds of animals?2022
2022 SpringCarl StoneMutation bias reflects natural selection in Arabidopsis thaliana2022
2021 FallAntonis RokasGould & Lewontin’s 1979 “The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme“2021
2021 FallAntonis RokasShubin, Tabin, & Carroll's 1997 "Fossils, genes and the evolution of animal limbs"2021
2021 FallSimon DarrochNewell’s (1967) Revolutions in the History of Life2021
2021 FallNicole CreanzaGrant et al. (1976) “Darwin’s finches: population variation and natural selection”2021
2021 FallPaul DurstKing & Jukes 1969 "Non-Darwinian Evolution"2021
2021 FallLarisa DeSantisDawkins & Krebs' 1979 "Arms races between and within species"2021
2021 FallAnn TateStearn's 1989 Trade-offs in life-history evolution2021
2021 FallMegan BehringerOhta's 1973 Slightly deleterious mutant substitutions in evolution2021
2021 FallAmanda LeaKing & Wilson's 1975 Evolution at two levels in humans and chimpanzees2021
2021 FallRachel Racicotde Queiroz's 1998 The General Lineage Concept of Species, Species Criteria, and the Process of Speciation2021