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 (meredith.spence.beaulieu@duke.edu): 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[…]

TriCEM reaching worldwide audiences with Club EvMed!

A virus stopped the world, and we all had to find ways to move forward in our research and teaching while maintaining physical distance. This is evolutionary medicine’s time to shine: how can we use our knowledge and tools to help the world navigate this crisis? For TriCEM, the COVID-19 crisis meant the cancellation of Read more about TriCEM reaching worldwide audiences with Club EvMed![…]

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[…]

Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: As of now, EMSI is still expected to proceed at NC State from May 17-22nd. This decision follows cooperating institutions event restriction guidelines and is subject to change as more information develops in response to the current pandemic.  The health of our instructors, participants, organizers, and facility staff is TriCEM’s main priority and we Read more about Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute 2020[…]

The Scientist and The Science: Jason Somarelli

       The Scientist Dr. Jason Somarelli is the embodiment of interdisciplinary research. In the rising era of science that is dependent on building bridges and connecting across disciplines, he has casted a wide net for his own interests. Interdisciplinary on his own accord. Dr. Somarelli is a cancer researcher by profession. He describes Read more about The Scientist and The Science: Jason Somarelli[…]

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[…]

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[…]