Josh is the intrepid leader of the wily gang of genome scientists.
When she is not chasing after our two boys, Dayna is chasing down several projects in canine genomics. She has a long-standing interest in mapping genes contributing to inherited canine diseases and continuing to pursue similar projects in the Akey lab.
Liming is interested in analyzing the patterns of archaic introgression in human populations.
Claire uses protein language modeling to understand the evolution of protein function.
Cara's PhD work focused on lineage-specific genes: where they come from, what they do, and how they relate to our understanding of novel traits. She's now exploring evolutionary novelty and evolutionary change more broadly, in a variety of systems: what changes, how fast, and how?
Debashree is interested in understanding patterns of archaic introgression and natural selection in modern humans and their phenotypic consequences.
Kaiqian is interested in developing statistical methods for improving transferability of polygenic risk scores.
Winnie is developing methods to study patterns of somatic mutations in humans.
Rob is interested in providing computational support to the Akey lab on multiple genomics projects.
Cooper is interested in researching variety in human evolution and their modern-day implications regarding disease resistance and suscesptibility.