TriCEM is searching for a new Assistant Director!

The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) 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 (see below) Read more about TriCEM is searching for a new Assistant Director![…]

Announcing our Fall 2022 cohort of TriCEM Grads!

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our Fall 2022 Graduate Student Awards! These awards support up to $7,500 in research expenses for graduate students pursuing studies in evolutionary medicine. This cohort is an outstanding group of scientists from Duke studying exciting and novel questions in antibiotic evolution, disease variance, endoprosthetic design, and genetic Read more about Announcing our Fall 2022 cohort of TriCEM Grads![…]

New Graduate Research Assistantships in Pandemic Modeling

Applications open: Graduate Student Research Assistantships in Pandemic Lifecycle Modeling TriCEM seeks applications from PhD students at Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University to participate in an NSF-funded project on the lifecycle of pandemics. The PhD students will engage in research on the dynamics of the early Read more about New Graduate Research Assistantships in Pandemic Modeling[…]

Fall request for proposals: Graduate Student Awards, Seed Grants in Cancer & Evolution

TriCEM is now accepting proposals for our fall funding cycle! We have two opportunities available for graduate students at Duke, and faculty members at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Seed Grants provide one year of up to $20,000 in funding to new initiate new research among interdisciplinary groups of faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars. For this Read more about Fall request for proposals: Graduate Student Awards, Seed Grants in Cancer & Evolution[…]

TriCEM awarded grant on “Modeling the Pandemic Lifecycle for Disease Control”

The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) received funding from the National Science Foundation’s Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) program. Funding will support TriCEM’s research on modeling the pandemic lifecycle for disease control. Under the direction of PI Charles Nunn (Duke University) and Co-PIs Michael Emch (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), David Read more about TriCEM awarded grant on “Modeling the Pandemic Lifecycle for Disease Control”[…]

Announcing our Spring 2022 cohort of TriCEM Grads!

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our Spring 2022 Graduate Student Awards! These awards support up to $7,500 in research expenses for graduate students pursuing studies in evolutionary medicine. This cohort is an outstanding group of scientists from Duke and NC State studying exciting and novel questions in disease susceptibility, human brain evolution, Read more about Announcing our Spring 2022 cohort of TriCEM Grads![…]

EMSI 2022: a week of interdisciplinary engagement

TriCEM hosted the fourth Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at North Carolina State University during the week of May 15-20, 2022. Evolution is largely absent from medical, veterinary, and public health training, yet it is vital to tackling our most urgent health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, microbial resistance, food safety, and cancer and other Read more about EMSI 2022: a week of interdisciplinary engagement[…]

Announcing the Meshnick Travel Award winner – Katherine McVay!

We’re thrilled to announce the inaugural winner of the Steve Meshnick Travel Award – congratulations to Katherine McVay! Katherine McVay is an Evolutionary Anthropology Ph.D. Student in the Goldberg Lab at Duke University. She earned her BS in Genetics and BA in Anthropology from North Carolina State University. She is currently studying genetic adaptations to Read more about Announcing the Meshnick Travel Award winner – Katherine McVay![…]

Carlo Maley at the Cancer & Evolution Catalysis Meeting in March 2022

Exploring cancer from an evolutionary perspective

Last week, TriCEM hosted a Cancer & Evolution Catalysis Meeting that brought together 50 scientists and trainees from Duke, NCCU, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and other organizations in the NC Triangle to explore cancer biology and treatment through the lens of evolution. The event featured a keynote presentation by Carlo Maley, Associate Professor in the Read more about Exploring cancer from an evolutionary perspective[…]

We’re hiring a summer programs intern!

Calling all Duke PhD students! We’re hiring an Evolutionary Medicine Summer Programs Coordinator to assist in planning, facilitating, and contributing to our summer programming, which includes a variety of educational workshops, other trainings, science communication, and working group meetings to advance research. TriCEM’s summer programs cover a diversity of topics, including core evolutionary medicine principles and Read more about We’re hiring a summer programs intern![…]