Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington
PhD (1990) Oxford University
Fellow, American Assoociation for the Advancement of Science
Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Royal Society
Editorial Advisory Board, Ideas in Ecology and Evolution
Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2005
Visiting Professorship, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France 2005, 2008
Visiting Professorship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2002
In our work, we use theoretical and experimental approaches to ask questions about the evolutionary causes and consequences of variation in behavior and life history strategies. Our research interests are united by a common theme of evolutionary demography, and have focused in particular on the evolution of senescence and the costs and benefits of sexual selection and reproduction. Current projects in our lab include empirical and theoretical studies on the evolution of aging, research on the relationship between immunity and aging, and studies of genetic variation for somatic mutation rate in flies. In addition, we are studying ecological interactions between Drosophila and other species that they interact with in the wild.
In the role of Faculty Member, Daniel Promislow contributes recommendations and reviews to the Evolutionary Ecology Section in the Ecology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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