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 Masters in Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, and a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Delhi, India.
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.
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. During his postdoc at Cornell University, he's been working on how seed banks affect genetic variability. He will be joining the Johri Lab in July.
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 (January 31 - April 7th, 2023)