Alumni


Paul Blischak: Postdoc Fellow (joint with Prof. Mike Barker). Left to become Data Scientist at Bayer Crop Sciences.

Cunningham
Katherine Cunningham: B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Honors thesis: Optimization in the demographic simulation software ∂a∂i. Graduated to become a Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing at the Georgia Tech.

Coffman
Alec Coffman
: Programmer. Left to become a Ph.D. student in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fortier
Alyssa Lyn Fortier: B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Mathematics. Honors thesis: Improving the robustness of dominance and selection inference. Graduated to become a Ph.D. student in Biology at Stanford University.

Hsieh
Ping-Hsun (Benson) Hsieh
: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (joint with Prof. Michael Hammer). Dissertation: Model-based population genetics in indigenous humans: Inferences of demographic history, adaptive selection, and African archaic admixture using whole-genome/exome sequencing data. Graduated to become a postdoc with Evan Eichler.


Xin Huang: Postdoc. Left to become a postdoc with Martin Kuhlwilm at the University of Vienna.


Megan Irby: B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Mathematics. Honors thesis: The joint distribution of fitness effects of wild tomatoes and a brief introduction to linkage in DFE inference. Graduated to join the Peace Corps, the entered medical school at University of Arizona – Tucson.


Jenny James: Postdoc. Left with a Wenner-Grens Fellowship to work with Martin Lascoux at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Jernigan
Brandon Jernigan: B.S. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Senior Thesis: Evolutionary rate covariation of domain families. Graduated to become a Research Specialist at the UAHS Biorepository.

Jilkine
Alexandra (Sasha) Jilkine
: Postdoc. Left to become an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame.

Mannakee
Brian Mannakee: Ph.D. in Biostatistics. Dissertation: Statistical methods for improving low frequency variant calling in cancer genomics. Previously, B.S. in Biochemistry. Honors Thesis: Evolutionary rate at the protein domain level is constraint by importance to network dynamics. Graduated to become a Bioinformatics Scientist at Foundation Medicine.

Pandya
Siddharth Pandya
: B.S. in Biochemistry. Honors Thesis: Directional selection on tyrosine frequencies in eukaryotes versus solvent accessibility. Graduated to become a medical student at the University of Arizona – Phoenix.


Aaron Ragsdale: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Multi-allele population genomics for inference of demography and natural selection. Graduated to become a postdoc with Simon Gravel.

Wang
Xia Wang: Postdoc (joint with Prof. Guang Yao). Left to become a postdoc with Helen Zhang.