TWiEVO 60: Five years of TWiEVO on the future of our past

September 24, 2020

On the fifth anniversary of TWiEVO, Nels and Vincent invite 12 evolutionary biologists to describe exciting future directions for the field and their laboratory in the next five years.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Lillian Fritz Laylin, Talia Karasov, Andrew Kern, Sarah Tishkoff, Dmitri Petrov, Nancy Chen, Amanda Larracuente, John McCutcheon, Ambika Kamath, Chip Aquadro, Rebekah Rogers, Yaniv Braindvain, and Harmit Malik

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4 comments on “TWiEVO 60: Five years of TWiEVO on the future of our past

  1. Frank Sep 26, 2020

    Thank you, Nels and Vincent, for an awesome 5th-anniversary show. When I heard the first guest, I thought you put the best first. However, it wasn’t true as they were all fascinating and informative – such great minds out there.
    Nels, I did my undergraduate work at the U of U back in the late ’60s and early ’70s. I was not a biology major, but I did take several biology classes, including one on evolution. Back then, hecklers, who strongly disbelieved in evolution, would come to the classes and try to argue with the instructors. Some on religious grounds, but others really believed they had scientific evidence that evolution does not occur. Reminds me a little of some of the people today that think they know the “truth” that SARS-CoV-2 was created in a lab or doesn’t even exist. I hope the evolution denying hecklers are gone from your classes – they sure were distracting.
    Anyway, I want you both to know how much I enjoy hearing (and now watching) your show.
    Thanks,
    Frank

  2. Great show. As Vincent says toward the end we should be amazed at how much is going on. I can’t make help making a comparison. The first few decades of the twentieth century led us to profound changes in how we see and understand the physical world. I suspect that these decades opening this century is doing the same with how we see and understand biology.

  3. Johnye Ballenger Oct 12, 2020

    Congratulations Dr. Else on your MacArthur Fellowship! Heard the news on TWiV #671.

    Dr. Racaniello, you were years ahead of the Foundation, recognizing talent and genius early on.

    Best to TWiEVO.

  4. Johnye Ballenger Oct 12, 2020

    Congratulations Dr. Elde on your MacArthur Fellowship! Heard the news on TWiV #671.

    Dr. Racaniello, you were years ahead of the Foundation, recognizing talent and genius early on.

    Best to TWiEVO.

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