Principal Investigator:              Peter Andolfatto, Professor, pa2543[at]


Lab manager:                           Miyoung Jang, mj2912[at]

Research Staff Associate:       Sheel Chandra, arriving August 2021!


Ana Pinharanda – Evolution of genital morphology in Drosophila, Drosophila population and speciation genomics, ap3815[at]

Daniel Hooper – Chromosomal inversions, reproductive isolation and speciation in birds., danielmhooper[at]

Flora Borne – Epistasis in protein evolution, arriving October 2021!

Ph. D. Students:

None currently — but we’re interested! 



Former PhD students:

Dr. Clair Han – Comparative and experimental population genomics of Drosophila. Currently a postdoc with David Stern at HHMI Janelia 

Dr. Patrick Reilly – Comparative genomics of Drosophila and Lepidoptera. Currently a postdoc with Serena Tucci at Yale University

Dr. Andrew Taverner – Epistasis in protein evolution. Currently a Bioinformatics Scientist at Omniome

Dr. Lu Yang –  Evolution of cardiac glycoside insensitivity in animals. Currently a postdoc with Sarah Teichmann at the Sanger Institute:

Dr. Molly Schumer – Hybridization and speciation genomics in Xiphophorus fish.  Assistant Professor at Stanford University 

Dr. Matthew Aardema – Lepidopteran Genomics. Assistant Professor and Montclair State University.


Former Postdocs:

Dr. Alisa Sedghifar, Currently: Bioinformatics Scientist,
Dr. Ying Zhen, Currently: Assistant Professor, Westlake University, Sichuan, China.
Dr. Tina Hu, Currently: Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Celmatix.
Dr. Jeffrey D. Jensen, Currently: Professor, School of Life Sciences and the Center for Evolution & Medicine, Arizona State University.
Dr. Penny Haddrill, Currently: Faculty, University of Strathclyde, UK.