Congratulations to Aaron Ragsdale on his paper that was just accepted for publication in Genetics. In it, we develop a novel diffusion model for trialleic sites, which required some non-trivial applied mathematics. We then apply the model to mutually nonsynonymous codons in Drosophila, to infer the correlation between selection coefficients for mutations at the same… Read More »
Congratulations to Benson Hsieh on defending his Ph.D. thesis! Benson will be starting a postdoc in the laboratory of Evan Eichler in the summer.
Ryan had a wonderful time teaching at the 2016 Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. Ryan lectured about demographic inference and ran tutorials on Python programming and using ∂a∂i. The slides and exercises he developed are available here.
Congratulations to Benson Hsieh on his two papers that were recently accepted for publication in Genome Research. Both result from our close collaboration with Michael Hammer, Benon’s PhD co-supervisor. In the first paper, we infer a complex demographic model for Central African Pygmies and neighboring farmers. We then use that model as the basis for whole-genome neutral… Read More »
We are pleased to welcome Alyssa Lyn Fortier and Brandon Jernigan to the group. Aylssa and Brandon, both undergraduates, will be working on extending our studies of network dynamics and protein evolution to coevolution between pairs of proteins and protein domains.