Current lab members

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Sergey Kryazhimskiy
Assistant Professor
PhD
Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
Evolution by natural selection is a fundamental property of life. I want to understand, predict and control how microbes evolve and adapt to their environment.
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Sandeep Venkataram
Postdoc
PhD
Ecology and Evolution, Stanford University
I am interested in how biotic interactions in microbial communities affect adaption. I currently study a simple community that consists of yeast S.cerevisiae and alga C.reinhardtii. I observe how these two species are adapting to living with each other.
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Alena Martsul
PhD student
MSc
Biotechnology, Belarusian State Technical University, Belarus
I measure how the effects of mutations on fitness depend on the genetic background and on the environment in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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Huanyu Kuo
PhD student
MSc
Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
I am interested in population genetics and quantitative biology. My research question is: How does the proteome allocation changes in bacterium E.coli as it adapts?
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Michael Overton
PhD student
MSc
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
I am interested in developing and testing models that predict the fitness effects of new mutations. I am also pursuing an improved lineage tracking system for long-term evolution experiments.
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Sean Guy
Research assistant
MSc
Molecular Biology, University of California San Diego
I study how the presence of a gene-drive element in the genome affects mutation rates and long-term evolution in yeast S. cerevisiae.

Lab Alumni

Staff
Georg Rieckh
Justin Shaffer
Shohreh H. Sikaroodi, lab manager 2016–19 (now at Fate Therapeutics)
BS and MS students
Sean Guy, BS/MS, 2017–19
Xingsen Chen, undergraduate, 2018–19
College/HS interns
Sophia Rosemann (2019 STARS)
Jesse Yu (2018 STARS)
Lesly Delgado (2017 ENLACE)
Kevin Longoria (2017 ENLACE)
Zoe Ge (2016, 2017)
Joshua Chung (2017)
Jia Huang (2016)
Eylul Karagoz (2016)