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


Lab manager:                           Open position! Please email us if you’re interested!


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

Flora Borne – The evolution of toxin resistant Na,K-ATPase, Epistasis in protein evolution. fb2589[at]

Ph. D. Students:

Akanksha Bhat – co-supervised by Molly Przeworski, Evolution of the recombination landscape in vertebrates. ab5230[at]

Lina Marcela Ruiz Grajales – Population genomics of Drosophila melanogaster.  lmr2230[at]


Young Mi Kwon – A visiting research associate in Darcy Kelley‘s lab, working on the evolution of frog vocal communication. yk2840[at]


Carol Ribeiro – The genetic basis of mitochondrial homeostasis in Drosophila. car2266[at]

Julia Holder – The genetic basis of cardio tonic steroid resistance in fireflies; The evolution of recombination rates in Drosophila; Demographic inference from whole genome sequencing data. jch2231[at]

Laura Kors – Undergraduate at Barnard College working on the evolution of morphology in Lepidoptera. lsk2149[at] 


Former PhD students:

Dr. Clair Han – Comparative and experimental population genomics of Drosophila. Currently a research associate 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. Daniel Hooper – Gerstner Scholar in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
American Museum of Natural History. Chromosomal inversions, reproductive isolation and speciation in birds., danielmhooper[at]
Dr. Kevin Deitz – Gerstner Scholar in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Alisa Sedghifar – Bioinformatics Scientist,
Dr. Ying Zhen – Assistant Professor, Westlake University, Sichuan, China.
Dr. Tina Hu – Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Celmatix.
Dr. Jeffrey D. Jensen – Professor, School of Life Sciences and the Center for Evolution & Medicine, Arizona State University.
Dr. Penny Haddrill – Faculty, University of Strathclyde, UK.