• August: Maya Weissman joins the lab and the EEB PhD program from San Diego State University. Welcome Maya!
  • August: Eugene presents at SMBE in Manchester, UK.
  • June: Eugene and Dan present at the Evolution Meetings, conveniently held in Providence, RI!
  • May: Ryan Bronson (ScB '19) presents her senior thesis and heads to the Broad Institute. She is going far and will be missed!
  • January: Eugene's paper Migration promotes mutator alleles in subdivided populations appears in Evolution!





  • September, Dan speaks in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 
  • May: Dan speaks at the Boston Evolution Supergroup, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • April: Dan speaks in the Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • February 12, 2015: Chris is awarded an NSF DDIG! Congratulations, Chris!


  • 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.



  • 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.