Russ Corbett-Detig (PI) – CV
Research Interests: evolutionary genetics, structural variation, positive selection, epistasis
Brief Bio: Russ started at UCSC as an assistant professor in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering in July of 2016. Before that, Russ was a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley in Rasmus Nielsen’s lab where, among other things, he developed computational methods for infering and for simulating patterns of local ancestry in admixed populations. From 2010-2014, Russ did his graudate work in Dan Hartl’s lab at Harvard where he studied population genomics of chromosomal inversions, epistasis and comparative patterns of genomic variation.
Joseph Yull (Junior Specialist)
Paloma Medina (Graduate Student)
Research Interests: evolutionary genomics, wolbachia genomics, admixture
Brief Bio: Paloma received a Bachelors degree in Biology from Scripps College in 2014. As a Fulbright Research Scholar, Paloma went on to work with Frank Chan in Tuebingen, Germany.
Bryan Thornlow (Graduate Student)
Research Interests: evolutionary genetics, tRNA genetics, data science
Brief Bio: Bryan is a graduate student at UCSC, focusing on the evolution of tRNAs and their flanking regions. Prior to coming to UCSC, he studied biology at Cornell University, specializing in animal physiology.
Research Interests: evolutionary genomics
Brief Bio: Andrew is studying biomolecular engineering with a concentration in molecular biology at UCSC.
Research Interests: Landen is interested in using wet lab techniques to study tRNA evolution.
Brief Bio: Landen is an undergraduate at UCSC.
Research Interests: Cass is interested in fly genomics.
Brief Bio: Cass is an undergraduate at Cabrillo College.
Research Interests:Kristin is interested in evolutionary genomics.
Brief Bio: Kristin is an undergraduate at UCSC.