Summer 2020 Darwin defenses


The following students are presenting dissertation defenses, or proposal defenses, in Summer Quarter 2020. Please look for emails to the clusterall listserv for specific information on joining students' presentations via Zoom.


Congratulations on Jacob Cooper's latest publications


Congratulations to CEB PhD candidate Jacob Cooper, who is the second author on First record of Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae in Nicaragua, which was just published online a few weeks ago, in Cotinga.

Celebrating Juneteenth


Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day – is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

The Committee on Evolutionary Biology applauds Juneteenth 2020, and acknowledges the profound importance of this holiday to UChicago’s Black community, and to all Black Americans.

Spring 2020 Darwin defenses


The following students are presenting dissertation defenses, or proposal defenses, in Spring Quarter 2020. Please look for emails to the clusterall listserv for specific information on joining students' presentations via Zoom.

Congratulations on Heather Skeen's recent publication


Congratulations to CEB 5th year student Heather Skeen, on the recent publication of an article she co-authored, "Comparative Analyses of Vertebrate Gut Microbiomes Reveal Convergence between Birds and Bats," published in mBio, the journal of The American Society for Microbiology.


BSD specific guidance on COVID-19


The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed. Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.

Volunteer with Elementary Science Olympiad


This is a great opportunity to introduce elementary school kids to the wonders of science! We have two area schools with whom you can volunteer.

Congratulations on Jacob Cooper's recent publication


We extend congratulations to CEB 4th year student Jacob Cooper, on the recent publication of his article, "Stable Isotopic Evidence of Mixotrophy in Xylophagaids, Deep-Sea Wood-Boring Bivalves," in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science.

Joe Thornton wins 2019 Friend of Darwin award


We are pleased to recognize Joe Thorton, who was one of the winners of the 2019 Friend of Darwin award, presented by the National Center for Science Education. Joe received this honor because of his important and influential research on the evolution of genes and the proteins they code for. Please congratulate Joe for this achievement, when you have a moment!