Welcome to Edmund K. LeGrand’s site!

Ed LeGrand 30 Apr 2015

I’m a veterinary pathologist interested in applying evolutionary theory to questions of host-pathogen interactions, cell biology, reproductive biology, and consciousness. I am an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Previously, I spent 22 years at Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey studying wound healing and later working as a toxicologic pathologist.

Upon retirement from Johnson & Johnson, I’ve had more time to pursue some fascinating subjects in biology. I’ve particularly enjoyed using NetLogo, a computer simulation platform, to develop and experiment with agent-based models. I highly recommend the NetLogo website (https://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/), run by Northwestern University, since it has numerous examples (ecology, evolution, traffic flow, chemical reactions, etc.) in its library of programs. It also has really good tutorials so that even a non-programmer like me could get started on my own project in a few hours.

Contact: elegrand@utk.edu

Links of interest:

The Evolution & Medicine Review

International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health

American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Evolution Medicine blog of Joe Alcock, MD