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, January 12, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:30pm
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Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor
Department of Anthropology
Case Western Reserve University
Adaptation to high altitude by natives of the Andes, East Africa, and the Tibetan Plateau 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Professor, Department of evolutionary biology and environmental studies
University of Zurich
Searching for a cancer-proof organism: it's the journey that teaches you about the destination 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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University of Bristol
Research interests: Behavioral science
Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA
Scared to death
Assistant/Associate Professor (JOB #11741)
Arizona State University

The Center for Evolution & Medicine is seeking a creative, organized and skilled individual to work under general supervision and take on responsibility for communications and event planning in a team-oriented, highly motivated, small, but fast-paced, environment.  

Center for Evolution & Medicine Associate Director, Anne Stone, has been named a Rege

ASU biologist Melissa Wilson Sayres — whose banana-DNA demo will be one of scores of interactive booths — says it's key for people to meet scientists face to face.

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...