Pittsburgh Center for Evolutionary Biology and Medicine (CEBaM)

The mission of the Center is to advance the fields of evolutionary biology and medicine by catalyzing research at their interface. The Center serves to cultivate educational and scientific collaborations between evolutionary biologists and biomedical researchers.

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Recent Publications

Beckley AM, Wright ES. (2021). Identification of antibiotic pairs that evade concurrent resistance via a retrospective analysis of antimicrobial susceptibility test results. The Lancet.

Koenig KM, Gross JM. (2020) Evolution and development of complex eyes: a celebration of diversity. Development.

Chilambi GS, Nordstrom HR, Evans DR, Ferrolino JA, Hayden RT, Maron GM, Vo AN, Gilmore MS, Wolf J, Rosch JW, Van Tyne D.  (2020) Evolution of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium during colonization and infection in immunocompromised pediatric patientsProc Natl Acad Sci USA.

Evans DR, Griffith MP, Sundermann AJ, Shutt KA, Saul MI, Mustapha MM, Marsh JW, Cooper VS, Harrison LH, Van Tyne D.  (2020) Systematic detection of horizontal gene transfer across genera among multidrug-resistant bacteria in a single hospitaleLife.

Vakirlis N, Carvunis AR, McLysaght A. (2020) Synteny-based analyses indicate that sequence divergence is not the main source of orphan genesElife.

Vakirlis N, Acar O, Hsu B, Castiho Coelho N, Van Oss SB, Wacholder A, Medetgul-Ernar K, Bowman RW 2nd, Hines CP, Iannotta J, Parikh SB, McLysaght A, Camacho CJ, O’Donnell AF, Ideker T, Carvunis AR. (2020) De novo emergence of adaptive membrane proteins from thymine-rich genomic sequences. Nat Commun.

Keeling DM, Garza P, Nartey CM, Carvunis AR. (2020) The Recalcitrance and Resilience of Scientific Function. Poroi.

Melody K, Roy CN, Kline C, Cottrell ML, Evans D, Shutt K, Pennings PS, Keele BF, Bility M, Kashuba ADM, Ambrose Z. (2020) Long-Acting Rilpivirine (RPV) Preexposure Prophylaxis Does Not Inhibit Vaginal Transmission of RPV-Resistant HIV-1 or Select for High-Frequency Drug Resistance in Humanized MiceJ Virol.

Smith SJ, Davidson LA, Rebeiz M.  (2020)  Evolutionary expansion of apical extracellular matrix is required for the elongation of cells in a novel structureElife.

Morgenthaler AB, Kinney WR, Ebmeier CC, Walsh CM, Snyder DJ, Cooper VS, Old WM, Copley SD.  (2019) Mutations that improve efficiency of a weak-link enzyme are rare compared to adaptive mutations elsewhere in the genomeElife.

Club EvMed is a web series launched in April 2020 to keep the evolutionary medicine community connected during a time of pandemic-related social distancing. These regularly-held virtual meetings are styled around the idea of a journal club, with a different topic and discussion leader each time.

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 Phone: (412) 648-4058
 Email: KLB237@pitt.edu

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