Announcing our Fall 2020 Graduate Student Awardees!

We’re thrilled to announce our Fall 2020 cohort of Graduate Student Award winners. We had a fantastic applicant pool from Duke, NC A&T, NCCU, and NC State and were able to support 11 graduate students studying diverse evolutionary medicine topics ranging from late blight in tomato to co-adaptation of microbes in space. Congratulations to all Read more about Announcing our Fall 2020 Graduate Student Awardees![…]

Brianna Petrone

TriCEM Grads recognized as award recipients

We’re thrilled to congratulate two TriCEM Graduate Student Awardees on some fantastic recent achievements. Congratulations to Tess and Brianna! Tess Leuthner: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Tess Leuthner, a member of our fall 2018 cohort of TriCEM Grads, was recognized with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring! Tess was one of three students selected Read more about TriCEM Grads recognized as award recipients[…]

flyer for Trevor Graham's virtual seminar

Seminar: Inferring the dynamics of cancer evolution

The Duke Department of Mathematics has partnered with TriCEM to host a virtual seminar from Trevor Graham of the Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London. Please join us for this exciting cancer evolution seminar!   Inferring the Dynamics of Cancer Evolution with Genomics and Population Genetics Trevor Graham, PhD Thursday, February 4th, Read more about Seminar: Inferring the dynamics of cancer evolution[…]

Spring 2020 TriCEM Grant Awardees

It’s hard to believe that we are already on the brink of beginning the fall semester. We know that the fall will look very different for a lot of students and researchers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing that will not change is TriCEM’s commitment to supporting innovative evolutionary medicine research throughout Read more about Spring 2020 TriCEM Grant Awardees[…]

Club EvMed: Call for student/postdoc presentations

Club EvMed has rapidly grown to become the premier virtual evolutionary medicine exchange for an international audience. We’ve had 16 fantastic discussions, with topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to the genetics of human skin color (catch up on any you may have missed here). We’re currently taking a 3-week break from our regular meetings Read more about Club EvMed: Call for student/postdoc presentations[…]

Summer opportunities for Duke graduate students

Through the Duke University Office of the Provost, TriCEM is pleased to announce two opportunities to support current Duke graduate students during Summer 2020, detailed below. Interested students should submit the following to Meredith Spence Beaulieu ( a letter of application a brief CV (2 page maximum) a letter of support from the department DGS, Read more about Summer opportunities for Duke graduate students[…]

Club EvMed: Teaching evolution in the time of COVID-19

We’re launching a new web series to keep the evolutionary medicine community connected during this time of social distancing: Club EvMed — Virtual Evolutionary Medicine Conversations. These regularly-held virtual meetings are styled around the idea of a journal club, with a different topic and discussion leader each time. We hope you’ll join us next Thursday for our Read more about Club EvMed: Teaching evolution in the time of COVID-19[…]

Now accepting Spring 2020 funding proposals

Our Spring 2020 TriCEM Funding RFP is now live! We are inviting proposals for Seed Grants, Graduate Student Awards, and Working Groups from researchers at Duke, NC State, and UNC-Chapel Hill with activities focused on evolutionary medicine. Evolutionary medicine is broadly interpreted to involve research that uses evolutionary and ecological perspectives to understand health and disease Read more about Now accepting Spring 2020 funding proposals[…]

Pathogens Gone Global

Human activities are impacting environmental processes at an unprecedented scale. These changes also influence the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. TriCEM is hosting an exciting event centered on these topics at Duke’s campus next Thursday – Pathogens Gone Global: Disease Ecology and Evolution in a Changing World.  This symposium will engage with the latest findings Read more about Pathogens Gone Global[…]