For 50 years, the Committee on Evolutionary Biology (CEB) has been a driving force behind impactful and integrative scientific inquiry at the University of Chicago. And to this day, its interdepartmental, interinstitutional graduate program remains unique.
CEB was established in 1968. The Committee presently has approximately 60 sixty faculty who represent all four of UChicago's graduate divisions: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities, as well as member institutions outside the University: Argonne National Laboratory, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden, The Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Morton Arboretum. CEB has provided a means for PhD students to pursue interdisciplinary research that does not readily fall within a single department’s purview, and it has produced over 100 graduates working around the world in universities, museums, zoos, and governmental and non-governmental agencies.
A recent feature in UChicago Medicine's "At the Forefront" highlights just a few of the extremely broad and diverse methods and theoretical approaches pursued by CEB faculty and students.