Professor of Biology and History
Research Fields: Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbial Evolution, Symbiosis, and Ecology – from an Historical Perspective
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.
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.