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