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Jeremy Yoder
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Queer in STEM in <i>New Scientist</i>
The November 8 edition of New Scientist has an in-depth article about queer experiences in scientific workplaces , featuring interviews with Jeremy and with oSTEM President Eric Patridge, the lead author of the study based on Campus Pride survey data . A la...
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Moving day!
As of right about today, I'm moving both Denim and Tweed and my professional site to a new domain: jbyoder.org . I've imported the complete D&T archive to its new location in a subdomain of that new site, though I'll be keeping things online at this address...
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Over at The Molecular Ecologist I've done an in-depth review of the population genetics data cited by Nicholas Wade in his book A Troublesome Inheritance, which argues that social, cultural, and economic differences between human populations are all in our genes. Digging into the book's endnotes ...
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Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: Making sense of pollination syndromes
Pollinator at work. Photo by jby . Over at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! I'm discussing pollination syndromes —suites of traits held in common by plants that use similar pollinators. Bee-pollinated flowers are usually blue or yellow, often with contrastin...
Bee-pollinated flowers are usually blue or yellow, often with contrasting “guides” that point towards nectar rewards, and they usually have some sort of scent. Bird-pollinated flowers tend to be red and tubular, and often open downwards. They produce lots of relatively weak nectar, and generally ...
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Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: Chipmunks have no respect for species boundaries
A yellow pine chipmunk, Tamias amoenus . Photo by Noah Reid, via Nothing in Biology Makes Sense . At Nothing in Biology Makes Sens , Sarah Hird explains some of her own research, recently published at the journal Heredity , which documented just how "leaky"...
While doing a comparative phylogeography study, the Sullivan lab discovered that one particular subspecies, T. a. canicaudus, had a mitochondrial genome that was most closely related to the red-tailed chipmunk (T. ruficaudus), instead of the other yellow-pine subspecies.
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Queer in STEM discussion, Monday, 19 May at CSULA
Thanks to a generous intramural grant from California State Unviersity Los Angeles, Jeremy will be traveling to LA in a few weeks so we can plan the next steps of the Queer in STEM study in person. And, while we're all in one place, we'd love to meet with l...
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Nature News on queer experiences in science
We're delighted to see that Nature News has included an in-depth piece on queer folks' experiences in scientific workplaces as part of a special feature on diversity in science . Reporter M Mitchell Waldrop even provides good discussion of the diversity of ...
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My review of <i>A Troublesome Inheritance</i> for the <i>Los Angeles Review of Books</i>
Barnacles. Image by Lara Mukahirn . I've written ( another ) review of Nicholas Wade's "science of race" book A Troublesome Inheritance , this time for the Los Angeles Review of Books . If you've read the my previous review for The Molecular Ecologist , you...
I've written (another) review of Nicholas Wade's "science of race" book A Troublesome Inheritance, this time for the Los Angeles Review of Books. If you've read the my previous review for The Molecular Ecologist, you won't find much new here, but the LARB piece is pitched at a less technical ...
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Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: Why evolutionary biologists are getting excited about pot
Photo by Diego Charlón Sánchez . This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! , guest contributor Daniela Vergara explains how CGRI , the initiative to sequence the genome-wide genetic variation of Cannabis , will answer cool evolutionary questions . At the...
At the CGRI, we would like to understand first, how much genetic variation there is in the numerous pure C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis accessions and heirloom varieties. This will lead us to understand the relationships among the major lineages within the genus, the spread of Cannabis ...
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Proposed new consumer information labels for food products
Photo by Robert Fornal . Produced with genetic engineering . Contents derived from organisms produced by millennia of only occasionally deliberate selective breeding, and which may be so freakishly modified from their ancestral state that they would not sur...
Produced with genetic engineering. Contents derived from organisms produced by millennia of only occasionally deliberate selective breeding, and which may be so freakishly modified from their ancestral state that they would not survive five days without constant care and attention.
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The Molecular Ecologist: More functions, stronger selection?
Photo by James Case . Over at The Molecular Ecologist I'm discussing a new paper in the journal Genetics , which demonstrates that selection acts more strongly on genes that affect multiple traits : Genes that have roles in multiple traits—pleiotropic genes...
Genes that have roles in multiple traits—pleiotropic genes—have long been thought to be under stronger selection as a result of those multiple functions. The basic logic is that, when a gene produces a protein that has a lot of different functional roles, there are more functions that will be ...
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Two great stories about coming out in academic settings
We've recently seen a couple of lovely stories from researchers who chose to come out at their academic workplaces. The first is from Z.L. "Kai" Burington, an arthropod taxonomist, who describes her experience coming out as trans* on her personal blog: When...
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Postdoctoral associate
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  • University of Minnesota
    Posdoctoral associate, 2011 - present
  • University of Idaho
    Doctoral student, 2005 - 2011
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
    Ecology intern, 2004 - 2005
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Minneapolis, MN
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Moscow, ID - Pittsburgh, PA - Manheim, PA - Harrisonburg, VA - Roanoke, VA
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Minneapolis-based evolutionary biologist, runner, writer, gay. Not necessarily in that order.
Introduction
I'm a postdoc studying evolutionary genetics at the University of Minnesota. I write about evolution and ecology and whatever else crosses my mind at Denim and Tweed, I'm a contributor at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!, and I manage the Molecular Ecologist

See my professional site for a list of publications and CV. No employer, collaborator, or other co-conspirator is to blame for what's here.
Education
  • University of Idaho
    Biology, 2005 - 2011
  • Eastern Mennonite University
    Environmental Science, 2000 - 2004
  • Lancaster Mennonite High School
    1996 - 2000
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