Current Members

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.

Jesper Svedberg, Post-Doc,

Joseph Yull (Junior Specialist)

Research Interests: evolutionary genomics
Brief Bio: Joseph is a graduate of UCSC from the class of 2017.

















Research Interests: Evan is interested in using cell culture and long-read sequencing to study codon usage bias.
Brief Bio: Evan is a graduate of UCSC.






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.







Andrew Gjelsteen (Undergraduate Researcher)

Andrew Gelstein, Undergraduate Researcher

Research Interests: evolutionary genomics
Brief Bio: Andrew is studying biomolecular engineering with a concentration in molecular biology at UCSC.









Landen Gozashti,

Research Interests: Landen is interested in using wet lab techniques to study tRNA evolution.
Brief Bio: Landen is an undergraduate at UCSC.
















Cass Nolen, Undergraduate Researcher,

Research Interests: Cass is interested in fly genomics.
Brief Bio: Cass is an undergraduate at Cabrillo College.










Kristin Slinger, Undergraduate Researcher,

Research Interests:Kristin is interested in evolutionary genomics.
Brief Bio: Kristin is an undergraduate at UCSC.














Research Interests: Cade is interested in using computation to study evolutionary genomics.
Brief Bio: Cade is an undergraduate at UCSC.