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DIRECTOR - DEREK E. WILDMAN Ph.D.

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Molecular Evolution Director, Dr. Derek E. Wildman Ph.D.Title

  • Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. - New York University, Biological Anthropology

Research Accomplishments

  • Principal Investigator on three NSF grants.
  • Editor-in Chief, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution
  • Member, National Science Foundation Grant Review Panel
  • Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on three National Science Foundation Grants
  • Deputy Editor, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Mammalian Evolution
  • Member, National Science Foundation Grant Review Panel
  • Member, DRYAD Management Board

Principal or Alternate Investigator on the following projects

  • Principal Investigator: (BCS-0751508) Anthropological Genomics and Phylogeny in New World Monkeys (Primates: Platyrrhini). National Science Foundation
  • Co-Principal Investigator: (BCS-0827546) (M. Goodman, PI) Collaborative Research: Evolutionary Origins of the Brain Energetics and Adaptive Plasticity of Humans. National Science Foundation
  • Co-Principal Investigator (BCS-0550209) (M. Goodman, PI) Collaborative research: Genotypic and phenotypic changes associated with encephalization. National Science Foundation
  • Derek Wildman: (BCS-0827546) Collaborative Research: Evolutionary Origins of the Brain Energetics and Adaptive Plasticity of Humans. National Science Foundation
  • Derek Wildman: (BCS-0751508) Collaborative Research:  Anthropological genomics and phylogeny in New World monkeys (Primates: Platyrrhini). National Science Foundation
  • Derek Wildman: (BCS-1061370) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Development of genomic methods to clarify the evolution of life history trade-offs. National Science Foundation
  • Derek Wildman, Stacy Zamudio; UNJDM: (R21 HD68954-01) Evolved Placental Response to Hypoxia. National Institutes of Health
  • Richard Slatcher; WSU Derek Wildman; CO-I: (1R01HL114097-01): Risky Family Environments and Childhood Asthma. National Institutes of Health
  • Christopher Kuzawa; Northwestern University, Derek Wildman; PI of sub-award: (1R03HD062715-01) Influence of placental structure and function on birth weight in the Philippines. National Institutes of Health
  • Allison Aiello; U of M School of Public Health, Derek Wildman; PI of sub-award: (R-01DA022720; Supplement DA022720-S2) Ecologic Stressors, PTSD, and Drug Use in Detroit. National Institutes of Health

Awards and Recognitions

  • Wayne State University Faculty Research Excellence Award, 2009, 2012
  • 2007 Admitted to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • 2008-2009 Junior Faculty award from the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars

Research Interests

  • Molecular Evolution
  • Phylogenomics
  • Mammalian pregnancy
  • Evolution of Phenotypes and Behaviors
  • Comparative Functional Genomics

MORRIS GOODMAN Ph.D.

Dr. Morris Goodman, a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, is known for his work in molecular evolution and molecular systematics and is a Distinguished Professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Dr. Morris Goodman