Current lab members

Sergey Kryazhimskiy
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.
Sandeep Venkataram
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.
Alena Martsul
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.
Huanyu Kuo
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?
Michael Overton
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.
Sarah Ardell
Sarah Ardell
PhD student
BSc
Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, University of California San Diego
I am interested in using mathematical and computational models to understand evolution. I am currently working on a model to predict the evolution of cross-resistance and cross-sensitivity to antibiotics.
Mark Kim
Minkyu (Mark) Kim
Undergraduate student
I am interested in systems biology, ecology and evolution. I’m currently working on understanding adaptation of modular organisms, using computer simulations and analytical theory.
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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.
Sarah Ardell
Sarah Ardell
PhD student
BSc
Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, University of California San Diego
I am interested in using mathematical and computational models to understand evolution. I am currently working on a model to predict the evolution of cross-resistance and cross-sensitivity to antibiotics.

Lab Alumni

Staff
Georg Rieckh
Justin Shaffer
Shohreh H. Sikaroodi, lab manager 2016–19 (now at Fate Therapeutics)
Krypton Carolino, technician 2018–19 (now Ph.D. student at UC San Diego)
Undergraduate and Masters students
Sean Guy, BS/MS, 2017–19
Xingsen Chen, BS, 2018–19 (now Ph.D. student at University of Arizona).
College/High School 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)