Transforming our
understanding of disease.

The ASU Center for Evolution & Medicine
is a university-wide Presidential Initiative whose mission is to improve human health by establishing evolutionary biology as an essential basic science for medicine, worldwide.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:15pm
LSC 202
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Impact of major pandemics on immune response variation in the primate order
Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of New Mexico
Advances and new directions in research on the natural history of human aging
Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
Professor, Department of Biology 
Duke University
Evolution and mismatch during the evolution of diet in hominins
Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
Professor, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
University College London
Genetic causes and consequences of sexual selection in guppies
Assistant/Associate Professor (JOB #11741)
Arizona State University

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications from exceptional early career scientists for the Evolution & Medicine Research Fellowship. The Fellowship brings talented researchers with a recently awarded M.D. or Ph.D. to the ASU campus to develop and extend their own independent research agendas with opportunities to collaborate with CEM faculty and other members of their laboratories.  

UCSD/Salk/CARTA and ASU’s Center for Evolution and Medicine partner to increase understanding of human evolutionary biology and its application to medicine and health

Pinpointing the origin of changes could aid in treatment of disease-associated mutations

This week is the 2nd annual meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health . The presentations we'll see, and the conversations we’ll have, were instigated 25 years ago as George Williams and I discussed and grappled with how evolution could be useful for medicine, and what...
Cancer is bad. For sure. About 2 in 5 of us will develop cancer in our lifetimes and 1 in 5 of us will die of cancer. So there is no question that cancer is bad. But is cancer all bad? Are there cases where susceptibility to cancer is associated with things that we would consider good?
“ Do you feel tired ?” asks the silver fox in his outdoor jacket, wind in his hair. He then suggests that you may suffer from low testosterone, which apparently is a serious condition that could be impacting “millions of men.” Evidently the solution, he suggests, is just a prescription drug away. Next time...
In December 2013, in the village of Meliandou, Guinea, a dangerous pathogen jumped from a bat into a little boy. He may have been playing among the trees where bats roost, coming into contact with bat guano; the details are uncertain. But several days later, as the pathogen replicated exponentially in his...