Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program at Arizona State University


Anne Stone, Co-chair (acstone@asu.edu)
Melissa Wilson Sayres, Co-chair (melissa.wilsonsayres@asu.edu)

Advisory Committee: Ken Buetow, Reed Cartwright, Carlo Maley, Michael Rosenberg, Jay Tayor

Apply to the Evolutionary Biology PhD program here: https://sols.asu.edu/degree-programs/evolutionary-biology-phd

Program faculty: https://sols.asu.edu/evolutionary-biology-faculty


Current Graduate Students (Advisor)

Jacob Campbell (Harrison)
Adele Crane (Stone; Rosenberg)
Heather Rich (Rosenberg)
Shannon Doan (Pigg)
Romain Dohan (Rabeling)
Ti Erickson (Gadau)
Gyan Harwood (Amdam)
Timothy Hieger (Pigg)
Edward Gilbert (Franz)
Michael Jansen (Franz)
Murray Johnston  (Franz)
Robert Oldt (Kanthaswamy)
Kimberly Olney (Wilson Sayres)
Salvatore Anzaldo (Franz)
Angela Taravella (Wilson Sayres; Stone)
Nayely Velez-Cruz (Laubichler)
Jill Azzolini (DeNardo)
Anthony Basile (Sweaza)
Kyle Gray (Rabeling)
Imani Sharpe (Wilson Sayres)
Sebastian Scofield (Amdam)


Adele Crane Contact: aecrane@asu.edu Research Area: 

Adele Crane

Contact: aecrane@asu.edu

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Angela Taravella Contact: angela.taravella@asu.edu Research Area: 

Angela Taravella

Contact: angela.taravella@asu.edu

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Kimberly Olney Contact: kcolney@asu.edu Research Area: 

Kimberly Olney

Contact: kcolney@asu.edu

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Kyle Gray Contact: kwgray2@asu.edu Research Area: 

Kyle Gray

Contact: kwgray2@asu.edu

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Gyan Harwood Contact: gyan.harwood@gmail.com Research Area: 

Gyan Harwood

Contact: gyan.harwood@gmail.com

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Bobby Oldt Contact: robert.oldt@asu.edu Research Area: 

Bobby Oldt

Contact: robert.oldt@asu.edu

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Anthony Basile Contact: http://karensweazea.weebly.com/ Research Area: evolutionary medicine, nutritional physiology, and blood glucose regulation in birds.

Anthony Basile

Contact: http://karensweazea.weebly.com/

Research Area: evolutionary medicine, nutritional physiology, and blood glucose regulation in birds.

Imani Sharpe Contact: insharpe@asu.edu Research Area: 

Imani Sharpe

Contact: insharpe@asu.edu

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Ed Gilbert Contact: egbot@asu.edu Research Area: 

Ed Gilbert

Contact: egbot@asu.edu

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Jill Azzolini Contact: TBD Research Area: 

Jill Azzolini

Contact: TBD

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Andrew Johnston Contact: ajohnston@asu.edu desertbeetles.org Research Area: My research focuses on systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of the desert stink beetles

Andrew Johnston

Contact: ajohnston@asu.edu
desertbeetles.org

Research Area: My research focuses on systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of the desert stink beetles


Evolutionary Biology Events


Evolutionary Biology Research Symposium
Fall 2017
September 8, 2017
Co-chairs: Kimberly Olney and Heather Rich


Evolutionary Biology Journal Club

Fall 2017 chair: Bobby Oldt

Every other week discussions will be led by volunteers who suggest papers. Alternative weeks will feature presentations by current EVO students.

The information about Evol Biol journal clubs can be updated here: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fjy4zl27JzKV-PsUnV_qB-kxFTs470hnxrLw8XOczKw/edit?usp=sharing


Courses

Graduate courses:
EVO 601: Principles of Evolution
EVO 610: Evolution Seminar
BIO 614: Biometry
BIO 530: Scientific Teaching (required for TAs)
BIO 543: Molecular genetics and genomics
EVO 598: Software Carpentry
EVO 598: Genomic Analysis
EVO 598: Principles of Programming for Biologists
BOP 545: Population Genetics
BIO 540: Functional Genomics
BIO 549: Phylogenetic Biology and Analysis
NSF grfp writing course

Undergraduate courses:
BIO/MAT 355: Intro to Computational Molecular Biology
BIO 415: Biometry
BIO 440: Functional Genomics
BIO 498: Population Genomics


Additional research methods courses at ASU: https://issr.asu.edu/node/30


Graduates

Andreina Castillo Siri, Ph.D.
Tanvi Honap, Ph.D.

Andreina Castillo Siri, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona Contact:  Defended: July 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Research Area:  

Andreina Castillo Siri, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona
Contact: 
Defended: July 2016
Doctoral Dissertation Research Area:  

Tanvi Honap, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor, University of Oklahoma Contact: www.tanvihonap.com Defended: May 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Research Area: Using an ancient DNA and phylogenomics approach to study the evolutionary histories of the pathogens causing leprosy and tuberculosis. 

Tanvi Honap, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor, University of Oklahoma
Contact: www.tanvihonap.com
Defended: May 2017
Doctoral Dissertation Research Area: Using an ancient DNA and phylogenomics approach to study the evolutionary histories of the pathogens causing leprosy and tuberculosis. 


Evolution across ASU

We have several programs for those interested in Evolution. In alphabetical order: 

ASU PopGen: http://asupopgen.org
Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC): https://biokic.asu.edu
Center for Evolution and Medicine (CEM): https://evmed.asu.edu
Center for Mechanisms of Evolution: https://biodesign.asu.edu/mechanisms-evolution
Institute of Human Origins (IHO): https://iho.asu.edu
Social Insect Research Group (SIRG): https://sols.asu.edu/research/social-insect-research-group