Cohort Program Blog, Interviews and Other Writing

  • Our “Junk DNA” Is More Important Than We Once Thought

    Authors: Riley Mangan
    Posted 28/03/2023

    Mangan, R. J. (Spring 2023). Our “Junk DNA” Is More Important Than We Once Thought. PBS Eons.

  • Applying a new mathematical modeling framework to existing fossil data

    Authors: Beckett Sterner
    Posted 11/07/2022
    fossil in stone image by josie weiss

    Almost two and half millions of years ago, the microscopic marine plankton species Globoconella puncticulata went extinct during a period of intense glacier formation across the Northern Hemisphere. Why did G. puncticulata go extinct when other ecologically similar species survived, including some to the present data? And what…

  • Organizing Interdisciplinary Research on Purpose

    Authors: Alan C. Love and Max Dresow
    Posted 18/10/2021

    The star-nosed mole is aptly named. Its distinctive snout consists of twenty-two tendrils ringing a pair of nostrils and, from some angles, the entire setup resembles a misshapen star. The tendrils are fleshy and look a bit like fingers and, like fingers, they have a certain “manual” dexterity. But…