Welcome to the Crow Institute

The J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution is a cross-college institute whose mission is to foster multidisciplinary research to address complex biological problems facing society, and to improve public understanding of evolution through education and outreach. The current director is Professor of Genetics Nicole Perna.

Consider making a donation to support the Crow Institute today.

Quick link to Teaching Resources


Many thanks to our generous sponsors (see the list below).


 If you are interested in evolution and outreach, we need your help!  Please volunteer to help organize or staff the events!  Get involved by contacting Daniel Minahan or sign-up directly here.

Consider making a donation - every little bit makes a difference!  Begin thinking about creating an Exploration Station for our hands-on family activity! Bring your ideas for how to make Darwin Day 2017 fun and informative for all ages!

We are pleased to announce the Evolution Seminar Series schedule for Spring 2017!

Many thanks for the support that makes all our activities possible:

Core support has come from the the College of Letters and Sciences and the Department of Genetics - our administrative home.  In addition we have received generous sponsorship from:

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Bacteriology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
  • Department of Geoscience
  • Department of Philosophy
  • University Lectures Committee
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers
  • Other friends of science and reason

Video introduction to the Crow Institute by founding director, David Baum.


PDF icon CrowByLaws.pdf75.97 KB