News

2015

February 12, 2015: Chris is awarded an NSF DDIG! Congratulations, Chris!

2014

August 1, 2014: Chintan Modi, Ph.D. joins the group as a postdoc from Misha Matz' lab at the University of Texas at Austin.

July 22 - September 21, 2014: Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB hosts Superbug14, an extended workshop on drug resistance evolution co-organized by Ville Mustonen (Wellcome Trust), Richard Neher (MPI Tübingen) and Dan Weinreich. Almost 150 participants enjoyed 75 lectures on drug resistance evolution in viruses, bacteria, malaria and cancer. Wow!

June 18 - 21, 2014: Dan and Eugene speak at the innaugural ASM conference on experimental microbial evolution in Washington, DC. Thanks very much to Frank Rosenzweig and Gavin Sherlock for organizing a wonderful and much-needed venue. Looking forward to v2.0 in 2016.

June 15 - 18, 2014: Dan teaches at the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung 556 Summer Course Mechanisms, Strategies, and Evolution of Microbial Systems. Bad Honnef, Germany 

June 8 - 12, 2014: Dan and Chintan present at SMBE 2014 in San Juan, PR.

March 3 - 7, 2014: Dan speaks at the APS March meeting in Denver, CO.

2013

December 5, 2013: Our paper Should Evolutionary Geneticists Worry about Higher Order Epistasis appears in Current Opinions in Genetics and Development.

October 1, 2013: Our paper Fisher's Geometric Model of Adaptation Meets the Functional Synthesis: Data on Pairwise Epistasis for Fitness Yields Insights into the Shape and Size of Phenotype Space appears in Evolution.

January 16, 2013: Our paper Finding the Boundary between Evolutionary Basins of Attraction, and Implications for Wright's Fitness Landscape Analogy appears in the Journal of Statistical Mechanics.

2012

July 26, 2012: Yinghong Lan joins the group as a first year graduate student from the University of Science and Technology of China.

July 1, 2012: Eugene Raynes, Ph.D. joins the group as a postdoc from Paul Sniegowski's lab at Penn. He is one of two inaugural Brown CCMB Postdoctoral associates.

March 30, 2012: Chris Graves is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

March 28, 2012: Alexander Tran '15 receives a Brown PLME SRA award to support his summer research on stop codon read-through in β-lactamase.

March 15, 2012: Lei Ma '13 recieved a Brown UTRA award to support her summer research on the microbiome of caterpillars.

March 10 -11, 2012: Tony Thaweethai '13 and Chris Baker '12 recognized at Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium (NURDS) for their oral presentation "Estimating and comparing variance in lysis time and burst size within phage populations using a single-phage assay."

February 22 - 25, 2012: Dan speaks at the Cologne Spring Meeting, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. 

February 1, 2012: Scott Wylie Ph.D. joins the group as a postdoc from Eugene Shakhnovich's lab at Harvard.