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Funding: NIH, NIGMS, RO1 Grant R01GM095882​
​G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation of Mount Kisco New York
University of California Office of The President
Lab Fee Program Award # 118645​

Media





The Killing Zone for Sperm
The female reproductive system and jungles of Africa face foreign invaders. In this episode, we follow San Diego scientist Pascal Gagneux through these environments, and find out more about their intruders.
KPBS Rad Scientist Podcast



From a Pink Squiggle to the Human Genome Project
This Yellowstone bacterium sparked FOR, one of the great advances in genetics.
Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 2017
Coating the Flu with Sticky Polymers to Look for New Drugs.
Matthew Gibson
ACS Cent. Sci. October 2016
Newly Evolved, Uniquely Human Gene Variants Protect Older Adults from Cognitive Decline,
by Heather Bushman,
UC San Diego Health System, November, 2015
​`Grandparent genes' discovered by scientists, by Sarah Knapton,
The Telegraph, UK, November, 2015
Anti-Alzheimer's gene may have led to the rise of grandparents,
by Kelli Whitlock Burton,
Science News, November, 2015
​Expert Commentary for Science News:Some chimpanzees infected with AIDS virus may harbor protective, humanlike gene.
Science News, May, 2015
​Live long and prosper with Siglecs
by Yvonne Bordon,
Nature Reviews Immunology, May, 2015
A Longer Life May Lie in Number of Anti-Inflammatory Genes
by Christopher Wanjek
Live Science, April 07, 2015 03:50pm ET
Anti-inflammation genes linked to longer lives
Species with more `Siglecs' get longevity boost, study suggests.
Science News, April 7 2015

More anti-inflammatory genes mean longer lifespans for mammals
Mammal species with higher copy numbers of siglec receptor gene have longer maximum lifespans,
EurekAlert!, April 7, 2015
New research targets how to fight influenza
Radio interview for KPBS midday edition November 2013
Stuck on flu
UCSD news release November 2013
​Stopping flu might just be a matter of rock paper scissors
Biomed Central November 2013

​Live Chat: Should Chimpanzees Be Studied in Captivity?
Science Live, Jon Cohen on 29 May 2013

Zoo Futures. Jon Cohen
Conservation Magazine, Spring 2013

Expert opinion on Influenza study
San Diego Union Tribune, February 2013.

By Etienne Joly.
Evaluation of Sexual selection by female immunity against paternal antigens can fix loss of function alleles.
Faculty of 1000

​Malaria, sexual selection let to humans, UCSD research suggests.
North County Times, October 2011

Sugary Mutation May Have Led to Humans' Rise.
MSNBC. October 2011
​Evolution: Sugar helped separate human ancestors from apes'.
ABC News, October 2011

​Sexual Selection by Sugar Molecule Helped Determine Human Origins, Researchers Say.
Science Daily. October 2011
​Fertility Rites.Jon Cohen
The Atlantic, 2011