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November 2023: Hiring talented Postdoctoral Research Associates!

We have positions open for multiple postdoctoral or more senior research positions in Human Population and Evolutionary Genomics. Find out more and how to apply here or send an email to Josh at jakey@princeton.edu


Akey Lab Presents at ASHG2023 + Lab Reunion Lunch

Winnie presenting Kaiqian presenting Debashree presenting Akey lab reunion
Winnie presented her work in a talk, while Debashree and Kaiqian presented posters! Former and current Akey Lab members got together for lunch, thank you Aaron Wolf for organizing, and Rajiv Mccoy, Lu Chen, and Selina Vattathil for attending!


About us

The Akey Lab is located in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. Here you can find information about current research projects, present and past members of the lab, publications, and obtain software and supplementary data related to our work.

We are broadly interested in applying experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to better understand the biology and evolution of genomes.

Our long-term goal is to address two fundamental and interrelated questions. First, what is the genetic architecture of phenotypic variation? Second, what is the mechanistic basis of evolutionary change? We are pursuing these questions in our three favorite "model" organisms: humans, dogs, and yeast.

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