Photo credits:
Sarah Thorén

Troy Day

Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Troy Day is a professor and Canada Research Chair (2002–2012) in the Department of Mathematics
and Statistics and the Department of Biology at Queen’s University. He has held visiting positions at
the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Montpellier, France; the Centre for Population Bio-
logy at Imperial College, United Kingdom, and the universities of Queensland and New South Wales
in Australia. Day has served on the editorial boards of several journals and was an editor of The Ame-
rican Naturalist from 2012 to 2015. He is also a former North American Vice-President of the Society
for the Study of Evolution and has served on a number of committees for the American Society of
Naturalists and the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society.

Day’s research interests involve evolutionary theory, including the evolution of pathogen virulence,
drug resistance, social traits, epigenetic inheritance, and sexual conflict/sexual selection. He is coauthor
of three books: Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution (with Russell
Bonduriansky); Biocalculus: Calculus, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences (with James
Stewart); and A Biologist’s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution (with Sarah P.
Otto). Day is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science. He is also the recipient of a Killam Research Fellowship, an E.W.R. Steacie
Fellowship, and the E.W.R. Steacie Prize.

While at SCAS Day will work with Steve Chenoweth and Locke Rowe on a project integrating high-dimen-
sional genomic data with the evolutionary theory of sexual conflict through the use of techniques from
quantitative genetics and information theory.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2018-19.