Finding the right piece for each puzzle: disentangling host and pathogen RNA sequences

When you have the flu, your body changes in a multitude of ways. You have a fever, your nose runs, your body aches. What is less known, however, is that the changes caused by infections extend all the way to the activation of your genes. Infections heighten the expression of genes that control your body’s Read more about Finding the right piece for each puzzle: disentangling host and pathogen RNA sequences[…]

Dr. Craig Lowe: Interdisciplinary on His Own Accord

When most people think of hubs of innovation and scientific inquiry, they name locations like Silicon Valley, the futuristic Osaka Japan, or our very own Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.  For Dr. Craig Lowe, Amish country served as his scientific muse.  Growing up in a town adjacent to these tech adverse communities, he was Read more about Dr. Craig Lowe: Interdisciplinary on His Own Accord[…]

Pathogens Gone Global 2019

Pathogens Gone Global was an absolute success and the team from the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine would like to thank the organizers, collaborators, speakers and all those who participated in making the symposium a day to remember. Over 150 participants attended talks ranging from the impact of climate change, human movement, extinctions and more Read more about Pathogens Gone Global 2019[…]

TriCEM is searching for a new Assistant Director!

The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM, www.tricem.org) at Duke University seeks to hire an Assistant Director.  Applicants should have a Masters or Ph.D. and demonstrated experience in evolutionary medicine, scientific communication, and interdisciplinary research.  Evidence of successful grant writing, an innovative mindset, excellent organizational abilities, and research experience in one of TriCEM’s tracks (Pathogenic and Read more about TriCEM is searching for a new Assistant Director![…]

Spotlight Researcher Dr. William Parker

TriCEM Spotlight Researcher: William Parker, PhD Dr. William Parker on Evolutionary Medicine: “I found my voice in evolutionary medicine and people like Charlie Nunn and Randolph Nesse gave me an arena in which to speak” Dr. William Parker greets everyone with a smile. He likes to meet in person, and finds joy in research, education, Read more about Spotlight Researcher Dr. William Parker[…]

Congratulations TriCEM Grant Recipients Fall 2018

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 TriCEM Grant Recipients!  These researchers from across our NC Triangle institutions proposed innovative research questions and techniques that further the field of evolutionary medicine.  We thank all those who applied for a grant and encourage future submissions in our Spring 2019 request for proposals (details forthcoming soon). Sally Bornbusch Duke Read more about Congratulations TriCEM Grant Recipients Fall 2018[…]