Assistant Professor Daniel Weissman named Simons Investigator

Professor Daniel Weissman Assistant Professor Daniel Weissman has been named a Simons Investigator in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS). The Investigator in MMLS awards provide $660,000 over five years to support outstanding junior scientists working on mathematical and theoretical approaches to topics in the life sciences, based on their potential for scientific accomplishment. Dr. Weissman was recognized for his work on evolutionary theory, specifically for showing that "irreducible complexity" can readily evolve in large populations and that the frequency of genetic recombination sets the maximum speed of adaptive evolution.