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.

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Emily's paper in MBE was selected as the best graduate student paper in MBE this year.  She will be receiving a travel award to the annual SMBE meeting in July.  Have fun at the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia.  We are all very proud of your accomplishment.  

Baker E, Wang B, Bellora N, Peris D, Hulfachor AB, Koshalek JA, Adams M, Libkind D, Hittinger CT (2015) The Genome Sequence of Saccharomyces eubayanus and the Domestication of Lager-Brewing Yeasts. Mol Biol Evol 32:2818-31.


The schedule for the Spring 2016 Evolution Seminar Series is now available.

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

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

  • Department of Bacteriology
  • Biotechnology Center
  • Department of Botany
  • DNAStar
  • Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
  • Lectures Committee
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers
  • Anonymous friends of science

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


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