John Novembre (PI)
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. My main research goal is to tackle statistical and analytical problems that will enable discoveries about evolutionary processes and the nature of disease variation. I earned my undergrad degree at Colorado College, studied for my PhD at UC-Berkeley under Montgomery Slatkin, and was a postdoc at Chicago with Matthew Stephens. Previous to my post here, I was faculty in the Ecology and Evolution Department at UCLA.
Mark Reppell (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Mark Reppell is a PhD graduate of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan under Sebastian Zollner and Mike Boehnke. Mark brings to the lab substantial expertise on coalescent models of rapidly growing populations.
Ben Peter (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Ben Peter is a Swiss NSF postdoctoral fellow and former PhD student at the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California-Berkeley under Monty Slatkin and Rasmus Nielsen. Ben has been working extensively on spatial expansion models and will continue to work on spatial population genetic problems in the lab.
Hussein is a graduate student in the Committee of Evolutionary Biology and is interested in using Bayesian Statistics and coalescent theory to study population structure. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he majored in mathematics. He is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and is co-advised by Matthew Stephens. When not in the lab or playing with his two daughters, Hussein likes to fish and backpack.
Evan is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student in the Ecology and Evolution program. He has broad interests in evolutionary genetics and has worked in the past on long range LD in humans and sequential coalescent models for chromosome inversions. He has been working on applications of diffusion theory to understand the interaction of selection and demography in recent human history.
Diego came to UCLA from the UNAM Genomic Sciences undergraduate program and is now a Bioinformatics PhD student jointly advised with Kirk Lohmueller. He has been working on the consequences of dog domestication for negative selection and the haplotypic patterns expected around negatively selected alleles.
Joel is a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student in the Dept of Ecology and Evolution and is interested in tools to dissect variation linked to alleles under positive selection. He’s generally interested in the interaction and effect of selection, recombination and population structure on linked variation.
Joe Marcus (Programmer)
Joe was a summer intern in the lab in 2013 and has stayed on as a programmer for the group. He has been working extensively on the Geography of Genetic Variants Browser as well as developing pipelines for analysis of demographic history.
- Charleston Chiang: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2015.
- Alex Platt: Research Associate, 2011-2014.
- Eunjung/Christine Han: PhD student in Biostatistics, Finished 2014.
- Darren Kessner: PhD student in Bioinformatics, Finished 2014.
- Wen-Yun Yang: PhD student in Bioinformatics and Collaborator. Finished 2014.
- Adam Freedman: NSF Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2012
- Colin Rundel: PhD student in Statistics, Joint advised with Jan de Leeuw. Finished 2012.
- Daniel Wegmann: Postdoctoral fellow, 2009-2011.
- David Alexander: PhD student in Biomathematics and Collaborator. Finished 2011.
- Krishna Veeramah: Center for Society and Genetics Postdoctoral fellow, 2008-2010