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Parul Johri
she/her
pjohri[at]unc[dot]edu

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Parul is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in the Department of Biology and the Department of Genetics, with an affiliation in the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences. Before that, she was a postdoc at Arizona State University, advised by Jeffrey D. Jensen, and frequently collaborated with Brian Charlesworth from the University of Edinburgh. She earned her PhD in the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program at Indiana University, Bloomington, under the supervision of Michael Lynch. Prior to that, she obtained a Master's in Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Delhi, India.

Postdocs

Jacob earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia, Perth, advised by Dave Edwards where he focused on analyzing patterns of linkage disequilibrium in local regions of the genome. He will be working on the inference of demography and selection.

Jacob Marsh
he/him
jacob.marsh[at]unc[dot]edu

Sachin earned his PhD at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India, advised by Kavita Jain, where he developed theoretical models to explain genetic variation in a changing environment. In the Johri lab he will be working on developing theoretical models in selfing populations.

Sachin Kaushik
he/him
sackau[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu 

Graduate students

Austin earned his bachelor’s degree in Genetics from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he worked in Vaishali Katju’s laboratory studying the mutation rate and selfish genetic elements of C. elegans. He is co-advised by Dan Schrider in the Department of Genetics. In the Johri Lab, he is working on methods to estimate the distribution of fitness effects of new mutations.

Austin Daigle
he/him

adaigle[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu

Undergraduate students

Cobi Henry
she/her

cobi[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu

Major: Quantita
tive Biology

Andrew Kay
he/him

agkay[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu

Major: Biology

Rotation students

Austin Daigle (January 31 - April 7th, 2023)

Gabriela Almeida (February 5 - April 12th, 2024)

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