We investigate big evolutionary ideas with little organisms using experimental evolution. Our current primary focus is on multicellularity and evolutionary reversibility, using Baker's yeast. Other research includes 'EvoDevo' with Myxococcus xanthus, history and chance with Escherichia coli, extreme adaptation with bacteria and their viruses, spatial structure, and adaptive radiation with Pseudomonas fluorescens (among other things).


Travisano, Michael

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
BioTechnology Institute
Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science

B. A. Columbia College, Columbia University, 1983

Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1993


Multicellular Yeast

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