Cohort Program Blog

  • Mathematical Elegance and Real-World Implications

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    Posted 07/02/2022
    which network structures promote or inhibit the evolution of cooperation

    Q&A with Ben Allen, Subaward Principal Investigator

    How would you describe your research interests?
    I study evolution from a theoretical and mathematical perspective. To me, evolution is a general idea that encompasses not only biological…

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  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Clarissa Machado Pinto Leite

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    Posted 20/01/2022
    Iridopelma seladonium spider photographed by Tiago Porto

    How did you get interested in science in general and in your area of expertise specifically?

    I think my choice to be a biologist came from positive experiences I had in nature. I had the privilege of growing up in a city where the natural environment, despite already being quite devastated by years of…

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  • Organizing Interdisciplinary Research on Purpose

    Authors: Alan C. Love and Max Dresow
    Posted 18/10/2021
    Star-nosed-mole_by-Ken-Catania-Vanderbilt_PurposeProject_UMN

    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…

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