People

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

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yEvo modules have been used in several high school classrooms in the US and UK.

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

Our educators

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Rebecca Brewer teaches AP Biology and General Biology at Troy High School in Troy, MI and is an author. She is piloting how yeast adapts to high concentrations of caffeine.

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Alex Broussard teaches biology at Durham Technical Community College in Durham, NC. He has explored the yEvo system for both directed evolution projects and chemical methods of pigment isolation.

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

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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.

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Eric Strate teaches AP Biology and Biomedical Research at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, WA.

Our university laboratories

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

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

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

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Chantle Swichkow studies the mutualism between yeast and bacteria in fermentation in the Kruglyak lab at UCLA.

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Bryce Taylor at Loras College studies yeast evolution and domestication. He collaborated with the first yEvo classrooms as a postdoc in the Dunham Lab.

Bethany Teale

Bethany Teale taught secondary school and now studies Metschnikowia pulcherrima evolution in the Henk lab at the University of Bath.

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Alexa Warwick at Michigan State University studies ecology and education.