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William W. Driscoll

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

wwdriscoll@gmail.com

Education

B.S. Geology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio      2005

Ph.D. EEB, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona              2012

 

Employment history

June 2014-present:                Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Oct 2013-May 2014:              Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Sept 2012-Sept 2013:            Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Département de Biologie, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.

Aug 2011-Aug 2012:               Trainee, Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Systems (NIH), Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Jan 2010-Dec 2011:               Graduate research assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

July 2006-Aug 2006:              Student, Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

Aug 2006-May 2011:              Teaching assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Jan 2006-May 2006:              Teacher, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China.

Aug 2004-May 2005:              Teaching assistant, Geology Department, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.

June 2003-Aug 2004:             Research assistant, Geology Department, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.

 

Peer-reviewed publications

Rainey, P. B., Desprat, N., Driscoll, W. W., and Zhang, X. X. (2014) “Microbes are not bound by sociobiology: response to Kümmerli and Ross-Gillespie.” Evolution, DOI: 10.1111/evo.12508.

Driscoll, W. W., Espinosa, N. J., and Hackett, J. D. (2013) “Allelopathy as an emergent, exploitable public good in the bloom-forming microalga Prymnesium parvum.Evolution, 67: 1582-1590.

Herron, M., Shelton, D., Rashidi, A., and Driscoll, W. W. (2013) “Cellular differentiation and individuality in the “minor” multicellular taxa.” Biological Reviews, 88: 844-861.

Eldakar, O. T., Gallup, A. C., and Driscoll, W. W. (2013) “When hawks give rise to doves: the evolution and transition of enforcement strategies.” Evolution, 67: 1549-1560.

Driscoll, W. W., Pepper, J. W., Pierson, L. S., and Pierson, E. A. (2011) “Gac mutants in Pseudomonas chlororaphis biofilms: social parasite or mutualist?” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77: 7227-7235.

Driscoll, W. W. and Pepper, J. W. 2010. “Theory for the evolution of diffusible public goods traits.” Evolution, 64: 2682-2687.

Nedelcu, A., Driscoll, W. W., Durand, P., Herron, M., Rashidi, A., and Shelton, D. 2010. “On the paradigm of altruistic suicide in the unicellular world.” Evolution, 65: 3-20.

Driscoll, W. W., Wiles, G. C., D’Arrigo, R. D., and Wilmking, M. (2005) “Divergent tree growth response to recent climatic warming, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska.” Geophysical Research Letters, 32: L20703.

Manuscripts in preparation

Driscoll, W. W., Hackett J., and Ferrière, R. “Toxic algal blooms: natural laboratories for eco-evo feedbacks and dynamics.” IN PREPERATION

Driscoll, W. W, Hughes, J. W., Veluchamy, A., Mishra, S., Vincent, F., Hackett, J., and Bowler, C. “Genetic, physiological, and ecological bases of toxin-mediated predation in the genus Prymnesium.” IN PREPARATION

 

Invited seminars

April 18, 2014     University of Minnesota, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior “The adaptive strategy of an invasive, bloom-forming microalga: intraguild predataion, chemical warfare, and the public goods problem.”

March 5, 2013    College of Wooster, Department of Biology “The ecological consequences of microbial sociality.”

Dec 5, 2013        Games in Evolution: Models and Microbes, École Normale Supérieure (Paris). “Emergent public goods in toxic microalgae.”

 

Patents

Driscoll, W. W. (2014) “Use of predatory, mixotrophic microalgae to enhance the ecological stability of large-scale culturing.” U.S. Provisional Patent No. 62/019,236. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Funding

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 2010. “Structured groups and the evolution of cooperation in pathogenic biofilms.”

Collaborator: National Science Foundation, ABI Innovation: “Rapid, Interactive, Visual Mining of Biological Motion.” 2013. PI: Min Shin, University of North Carolina Charlotte.

 

Awards and Honors

Postdoctoral Fellowship, LabEx MemoLife, Département de Biologie, École Normale Supérieure, 2012-2013.

Departmental Graduate Student Award for Scholarship, University of Arizona Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2012.

Honors, Independent Study Thesis, The College of Wooster, 2004.

 

Leadership and professional service

Participant, “Collective behavior: from cells to societies.” National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, Irvine, California, 2014.

Master’s thesis supervisor, Iago Bonnici, “Mixotrophy, cheaters and the public good in algal populations”, Laboratoire Ecologie & Evolution, École Normale Supérieure, 2013.

Reviewer for Evolution, BMC Evolutionary Biology, and Freshwater science 2012-2014.

Arizona Assurance Mentor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2009-2011.

Graduate Student Representative, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2009-2010.