February 9, 2023: New publication alert! Naomi Moresi (student in the Dunham lab) authored a paper in microPublication Biology: Caffeine-tolerant mutations selected through an at-home yeast experimental evolution teaching lab. Read the article here.
January 28, 2023: Renee Geck (postdoc in the Dunham Lab) gave a talk "yEvo: Resources for evolving yeast in the classroom and at home" at Global Community Bio Summit 6.0.
September 29, 2022: Publication alert! Our first yEvo project is now published in G3: yEvo: experimental evolution in high school classrooms selects for novel mutations that impact clotrimazole resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Read the article here.
August 17-21, 2022: yEvo went to the Yeast Genetics Meeting, including a visit from Ryan Skophammer and some of his students (above)! Naomi Moresi (student in the Dunham lab) gave a talk at the BREWMOR workshop "Yeast as a teaching tool" and presented a poster on "A new implementation of yEvo: A university-high school collaboration to evolve caffeine tolerance in yeast" for which she won first place in undergraduate posters!
July 25, 2022: Renee Geck (postdoc in the Dunham Lab) gave a talk "A new implementation of yEvo: A university-high school collaboration to evolve caffeine tolerance in yeast" at the Bridging Research and Education With Model Organism Research (BREWMOR) workshop online. Watch the video above!
May 28, 2022: New preprint available on bioRxiv describing our curricula! yEvo: a modular eukaryotic genetics and evolution research experience for high school students. Read the article here.
June 29, 2021: yEvo is featured in an article on the NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Blog. Making epistasis fun. Read the article here.
May 3, 2021: The first yEvo preprint is now available on bioRxiv! yEvo: Experimental evolution in high school classrooms selects for novel mutations and epistatic interactions that impact clotrimazole resistance in S. cerevisiae. Read the article here.
July 13, 2020: Bryce Taylor gave a talk "yEvo: A collaborative evolution research experience with high school classrooms" at the Bridging Research and Education Workshop (BREW) hosted by The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) Online. Watch the video above, or the whole conference session here.
March 22, 2019: Team yEvo goes to National Association of Biology Teachers. Read the article from BEACON here.
May 9, 2018: Westridge AP Bio Research to Expand to Schools Across the U.S. with National Science Foundation Grant. Read the article from Westridge here.