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, February 2, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
NSF-Funded Postdoctoral Researcher 
University of California, Davis
The State of Detection Theory
Friday, February 3, 2017 -
8:30am - 12:30pm
LSC 202

Join us Friday morning from 8:30am-12:30pm for short public talks.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA
Scared to death
Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
5:15pm - 7:30pm
Marston Theater, ISTB IV

Not Uniquely Human: What does a flamingo's heart attack, tiger's breast cancer, or gorilla's eating disorder tell us about human health? Animals share most medical and psychiatric issues with our species. Evolutionary biology and comparative medicine offer illuminating insights into the nature and future of human illness and health. 

The 2017 meeting of the International Society of Evolution, Medicine & Public Health will take place August 18-21, in Groningen in conjunction with the XVIth European Society for Evolutionary Biology Meeting. 

ASUs Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) on the Tempe campus is looking for a conscientious, dependable and self-motivated student to assist the Center Director with fact checking, reference management and editing for a book he is writing on evolutionary explanations for mental disorders. See his webpage at
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University #11855
The CompHEALTH lab at Arizona State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date in spring of 2017. The full-time, benefits-eligible position is renewable on an annual basis (July 1 – June 30), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.
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...