Devin Drown works on coevolutionary interactions, particularly host-parasite interactions. He studies the effect spatial structure in biotic interactions. Currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Michael Wade at Indiana University in the Department of Biology, he develops mathematical models and computer simulations to understand the coevolution of hosts and symbionts.
Sarah Hird loves bioinformatics! She’s working on her dissertation at Louisiana State University, focusing on novel tools and methods for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data (or – how to efficiently utilize millions of DNA sequences for biological questions at the population level). She’s also investigating the evolutionary signal in the microbial gut communities of birds. When not “biology-ing”, she likes to cook, walk her dog and quote Seinfeld episodes over coffee.
CJ Jenkins is a biology nerd, and has been since a very small age. When other small kids turned to biology to swim with the dolphins, CJ set her small little heart on studying the life cycle of the coral polyp. We all have to dream about something. Nowadays CJ can be found splitting her time and her gas mileage between Washington State University and the University of Idaho, while studying the genetics of host/parasite coevolution from time to time in New Zealand. In her spare time she enjoys Evolutionary Medicine, Sexually Antagonistic Genes, Group Selection, Speciation and Metagenomic approaches in Bioinformatics. She dreams some day of having a hobby that does not involve biology.
Jeremy Yoder studies the evolution and ecology of interactions between species. His doctoral research at the University of Idaho focused on the pollination mutualism between Joshua trees and yucca moths; now, as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota, he studies the symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. In his spare time, he runs, reads science fiction and nonfiction, and bakes banana bread. Jeremy also writes at Denim and Tweed, and his Twitter feed is @JBYoder.
Jonathan Yoder is a medical student at the Medical College of Virginia. Which means he is currently learning the ropes of working long hours as well as trying to study and learn as much as he can about his patients, their disease process, and the random facts necessary to pass the shelf exam at the end of each rotation. Hobbies and interests include photography, biking, beer and wine tasting, and all Philadelphia sports teams. He also has a passion for expensive electronics and cars if he will ever have the money for them. Jonathan’s Twitter feed is @bonovox1984.