News and Publications

April 25, 2016

In honor of National DNA Day on April 25th, Ask a Biologist’s Dr.

April 20, 2016

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications from exceptional early career scientists for the Evolution & Medicine Research Fellowship.

April 14, 2016

It was her very first encounter with a strangely beautiful orange and black beaded Arizona native, the Gila monster — one of only two venomous lizards in the world — that convinced Melissa Wilson Sayres to divert from her 11-year path of studying mammal genomes.

April 1, 2016

Help an ASU research team explore the link between gila monsters and Type-II diabetes 

April 1, 2016

Katie Hinde was recognized by the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) for her research investigating how mother's mild contributes to infant development and

April 1, 2016

KJZZ Radio interviewed CEM Faculty member Melissa Wilson Sayres about her research on on X and Y chromosome swapping. This research suggests that human gender may be more fluid than was once thought.

March 18, 2016

All living creatures have DNA including the friends we meet and the bananas we eat! The Wilsons Sayres Lab at ASU is working to uncover the mysteries hidden in DNA and they are getting help from some of their youngest friends. The lab set out last weekend to help children discover that every living thing has DNA by extracting samples from bananas at ASU’s annual Night at the Open Door event.

March 18, 2016

Health@ASU is a new website highlighting the many facets of health research and outreach at ASU. The site is aimed to speak to a broad audience and “make sense from a macro view of health and health care.” The Center for Evolution & Medicine is one of the many initiatives featured on the site.

March 7, 2016

Could you tame a tumor? Children of all ages (and some adults, too) tested their medical prowess and learned about evolution and cancer with members of Dr. Athena Aktipis’ Lab at ASU’s annual Night at the Open door event.

March 7, 2016

Mammal March Madness has begun! Can a Giant Mole Rat defeat the Giant Forest Hog? Will the Snow Leopard defeat the Siberian Chipmunk?

February 23, 2016

The second annual meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health will take place from June 22-25, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.