Evolutionary Medicine Courses at ASU

Find out about the courses in Evolution & Medicine available at ASU.

CEM Videos

Check out the online collection of videos of talks by prominent scientists working in evolution & medicine.


EvMedEd provides links to all available education resources in the field of evolutionary medicine.

EvMed Blog

EvMedBlog brings together essays by Core CEM Faculty, Guest Experts, and Affiliated Scientists to elucidate human health and disease through an evolutionary lens.

Bringing Evolutionary Biology to Medicine

The Center for Evolution & Medicine is developing new educational programs designed to educate a future generation of researchers and health professionals, to provide a grounding in evolutionary biology for today’s physicians and public health professionals and to build a world-wide network of resources for researchers.

  • New education programs at ASU
    • Undergraduate courses
    • Master's Degree in Evolution and Medicine
    • ASU Online course
  • CME for physicians
  • Online open access education resources for students, researchers, physicians, and public health professionals
  • Conferences and workshops for researchers and clinical professionals
Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
Disease defense in Insect Societies
The organizational immunity hypothesis proposes that social insect colonies are organized in a way to reduce disease transmission and thus the risk of epidemics in their colonies. It is expected, (i) that the inherent colony sub-structuring into different communities hinders pathogen spread towards the most valuable colony member, the queen, and (ii) that changes in the social interaction network upon colony infection should further impede disease transmission. We test this hypothesis in ants by observing whole-colony interactions before and after pathogen exposure.

The Center for Evolution is once again accepting applications for its Venture Fund, with the goal of connecting evolutionary biology and topics related to medicine or public health. The fund provides opportunities for ASU/Mayo faculty and students to earn funding of a research project.

Scientists know more about tomatoes than breast milk, and that's a problem for Center for Evolution and Medicine faculty member Katie Hinde.

Evolution and religion often evoke strong emotional responses that can seem undeniably incompatible. Yet, researchers at Arizona State University have discovered that using a short, evolution teaching module focused on the perceived conflict between religion and evolution actually reduced the number of students with this perception by 50 percent — a big success considering about half of all undergraduate students identify as religious.