yEvo uses a franchise model so you can take ownership of your experiments.

The yEvo community relies on both classrooms and university research labs. Local research labs act as hubs to work with their local schools, and partner closely on experiment design tied to their combined interests.

Our classrooms


yEvo modules have been used in several high school classrooms in the western United States.

If you're interested in bringing yEvo to your school, you can access our online resources or contact us.

Our high school educators


Alex Broussard teaches biology at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco, CA. He has explored the yEvo system with IB biology students for both directed evolution projects and chemical methods of pigment isolation.

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Tim Renz teaches Intro to Biotechnology, Advanced Biomedical Sciences, and Human Anatomy at Tukwila High School, WA. He studies yeast evolution in industrial settings.

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Ryan Skophammer teaches biology at Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena, CA. He began yEvo for his AP biology students to carry out a long-term research project.


Kelsey Van Dalfsen teaches Biology, Chemistry, and Molecular & Cell Biology at The Downtown School in Seattle, WA. She is piloting yEvo yeast genetics experiments.

Our university laboratories

Is your laboratory interested in working with yEvo? Please contact us to get involved!


Maitreya Dunham at the University of Washington studies how environmental stressors and genetic alterations contribute to yeast evolution.


Paul Rowley at the University of Idaho studies how viruses shape yeast evolution.


Bryce Taylor collaborated with the first yEvo classrooms as a postdoc in the Dunham Lab. He will continue to study yeast evolution in his lab at Loras College.


Alexa Warwick at Michigan State University studies ecology and education.