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Welcome! We are located on the 3rd floor of the Genome Sciences Building at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Our research interests broadly span population genetics, statistical inference, and evolutionary genomics. We are interested in how nonadaptive evolutionary processes like changes in population size, recombination rate, direct and indirect effects of negative selection and factors such as genome architecture shape patterns of genomic variation. Work in the lab involves employing computational and theoretical approaches or statistical method development or using an empirical approach to perform evolutionary inference and ask fundamental questions in population genetics. To learn more, please check our Research page. Here are some questions that we are interested in:

  • How much do adaptive vs. non-adaptive evolutionary processes contribute to genome-wide patterns of variation?

  • How does selection shape variation at linked sites? 

  • What does the distribution of fitness effects of new mutations look like across species? How can we infer its shape from population-genetic data?

  • What are the selective forces acting on other types of mutations like gene duplicates?


Officially the first day of the lab!


I will be starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in January 2023! It will be a joint position in the Department of Biology and the Department of Genetics!

Jan 03, 2023



May 16, 2022

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