Research & Training

The Committee on Evolutionary Biology (CEB) provides interdisciplinary doctoral training in evolutionary biology. Students in the program have interests that range widely and the research projects they pursue often combine several lines of scientific inquiry. CEB students design individualized research programs in consultation with a dissertation supervisor and a committee drawn primarily from the CEB faculty. Faculty members of other institutions may be asked to serve on dissertation committees as needed. This diversity of input permits the student to get the highest level of interdisciplinary training relating to the research project.

Unlike a typical university department, CEB draws its faculty from a variety of graduate programs and institutions: 

CEB students not only work with faculty members at our affiliated institutions, they also take advantage of the rich resources these affiliates offer: 

This breadth of research interests contributes to the Committee’s strong national and international reputation as a graduate training program.