Jan Sapp

PhD (Montreal)
Professor of Biology and History
E–mail: jsapp@yorku.ca
Website: http://biology.gradstudies.yorku.ca/faculty/j-sapp/
Research Fields: Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbial Evolution, Symbiosis, and Ecology – from an Historical Perspective

Research Focus:

My research and writings have focused on the history of genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, symbiosis and horizontal gene transfer in evolution, tropical ecology and biodiversity.

Representative Publications:

Sapp, Jan, (2016) “The Symbiotic Self,” Evolutionary Biology,1-8. DOI 10.1007/s11692-016-9378-3.

Sapp, Jan, (2015) “On Symbiosis, Microbes, Kingdoms and Domains,” in Bruce Clark ed., Earth, Life and Systems, Fordham University Press, 105-127.

Sapp, Jan and George Fox (2013) “Singular Quest for a Universal Tree of Life,” Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 77:541-550.

Gilbert, Scott, Jan Sapp, and Alfred Tauber (2012) “A Symbiotic View of Life, We have Never Been Individuals,” Quarterly Review of Biology 87:325-341.

Pace, Norman, Jan Sapp and Nigel Goldenfeld (2012) “Phylogeny and Beyond: Scientific, Historical, and Conceptual Significance of the First Tree of Life,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 109: 1011-1018.

Sapp, Jan (2009) The New Foundations of Evolution: On the Tree of Life. New York: Oxford University Press.