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!

CEB's time-traveling, globe-trotting scientists


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.

Welcome new CEB students!


The Committee on Evolutionary Biology welcomes its 2019-20 student cohort: