Professor Department of Pathology, University of Washington
Ph.D. (1990) Oxford University

  • Fellow, American Assoociation for the Advancement of Science
  • Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Royal Society
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Ideas in Ecology and Evolution
  • Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2005
  • Visiting Professorship, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France 2005, 2008
  • Visiting Professorship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2002
  • Grant Support -
    • "The genetic architecture of somatic mutation rate," NSF
    • "Causes and consequences of aging in metabolomic networks," American Federation for Aging Research
    • "A metabolomic model of aging in the common marmoset," NIH
Selected Publications:
  • Hoffman, J.M., K.E. Creevy and D.E.L. Promislow. 2013. Reproductive Capability is Associated with Lifespan and Cause of Death in Companion Dogs. PLOS One.
  • Kraus, Cornelia, Samuel Pavard, Daniel Promislow. 2012. The size-lifespan trade-off decomposed: Why large dogs die young. American Naturalist
  • Moorad, J.A., D.E.L. Promislow, N. Flesness and R.A. Miller. 2012. A comparative assessment of univariate longevity measures using zoological animal records. Aging Cell. DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2012.00861.x
  • Fleming, J.M., K.E. Creevy and D.E.L. Promislow. 2011. Mortality in North American dogs from 1984-2004: An investigation into breed- and age-related causes of death. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 25: 187�198.
  • Moorad, J.A., D.E.L. Promislow, K.R. Smith and M.J. Wade. 2011. Mating system change reduces the strength of sexual selection in an American frontier population of the 19th century. Evolution and Human Behavior 32: 147-155.
  • Moorad, J.A. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2011. Evolutionary demographic and quantitative genetics: Age-specific survival as a threshold trait.Proc. R. Soc. B (London). 278: 144-151.
  • Soltow, Q.A., D.P. Jones and D.E.L. Promislow. 2010. A network perspective on metabolism and aging. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icq094.
  • Moorad, J.A. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2010. Evolutionary demographic and quantitative genetics: Age-specific survival as a threshold trait. Proc. R. Soc. (London) doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0992.
  • Ronce, O. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2010. Kin competition, natal dispersal and the moulding of senescence by natural selection. Proc. R. Soc. (London) doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1095.
  • Moorad, J.A. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2009. What can genetic variance tell us about the evolution of senescence? Proc. R. Soc. B. (London) 276(1665): 2271-2278.
  • Linder, J.E. and Promislow, D.E.L. 2009. Cross-generational fitness effects of infection in Drosophila melanogaster. Fly 3: 143-150.
  • Moorad, J.A. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2008. A theory of age-dependent mutation and senescence. Genetics 179: 2061-73.
  • Smith, E.D., M. Tsuchiya, L.A. Fox, N. Dang, D. Hu, E.O. Kerr, E.D. Johnston, B.N. Tchao, D.N. Pak, K.L. Welton, D.E.L. Promislow, J.H. Thomas, M. Kaeberlein and B.K. Kennedy. 2008. Quantitative evidence for conserved longevity pathways between divergent eukaryotic species. Genome Research 18: 564-570.
  • Linder, J.E., K.A. Owers and D.E.L. Promislow. 2008. The effects of temperature on host-pathogen interactions in D. melanogaster: Who benefits? Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 297-308.
  • Corby-Harris, V. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2008. Host ecology shapes geographical variation for resistance to bacterial infection in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Anim. Ecol. 77: 768-76.
  • Kuo, C.-H., V. Corby-Harris and D.E.L. Promislow. 2008. The unavoidable costs and unexpected benefits of parasitism: population and metapopulation models of parasite-mediated competition. Journal of Theoretical Biology 250: 244-256.
  • Charmantier, A., A.J. Keyser and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. First evidence for heritable variation in cooperative breeding behaviour. Proc. R. Soc. 274: 1757-1761.
  • Corby-Harris, V., A.C. Pontaroli, L.J. Shimkets, J.L. Bennetzen, K.E. Habel and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. The geographical distribution and diversity of microbes associated with natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
  • Chandler, R., L. Wolfe and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. Survival of the Fittest: The Chicago Guide to Landing an Academic Biology Job. University of Chicago Press.
  • Burger, J.M.S., D.S. Hwangbo, V. Corby-Harris and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. The functional costs and benefits of dietary restriction in Drosophila. Aging Cell 6: 63-71.
  • Fedorka, K., J. Linder and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. Post-mating disparity between potential and realized immune response in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc.R. Soc. Series B (London). 274: 1211-1217.
  • Corby-Harris, V., K.E. Habel, F.G. Ali and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. Alternative measures of response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 526-533.
  • Proulx, S.R., S. Nuzhdin and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. Direct selection on genetic robustness revealed in the yeast transcriptome. PLoS ONE 2(9): e911.
  • Beck, C.W. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2007. Evolution of female preference for younger males. PLoS ONE 2(9): e939.
  • Promislow, D.E.L. and A. Bronikowski. 2006. Evolutionary genetics of senescence. In: Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies. C.W. Fox and J.B. Wolf (eds). Oxford University Press.
  • Burger, J.M.S. and D.E.L. Promislow. 2006. Are functional and demographic senescence genetically independent? Experimental Gerontology 41: 1108-1116.
  • Proulx, S., P. Phillips and D.E.L. Promislow. 2005. The ecology and evolution of networks. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 345-353.
  • Promislow, D.E.L. 2005. A regulatory network analysis of phenotypic plasticity in yeast. American Naturalist 165: 515-523.
  • Promislow, D.E.L. 2004. Protein networks, pleiotropy and the evolution of senescence. Proc. R. Soc. (London) 271: 1225-1234.
  • Promislow, D.E.L. 2003. Mate choice, sexual conflict and evolution of senescence. Behavior Genetics 33: 191-201.
  • Spencer, C.C, C.E. Howell, A.R. Wright and D.E.L. Promislow. 2003. Testing an 'aging gene' in long-lived Drosophila strains: Increased longevity depends on sex and genetic background. Aging Cell 2: 123-130.
  • Beck, C.W., B. Shapiro, S. Choksi and D.E.L. Promislow. 2002. A genetic algorithm approach to study the evolution of female preference based on male age. Evolutionary Ecology Research 4: 275-292.
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