Rosenberg lab at Stanford University
Noah Rosenberg, principal investigator. Noah received his B.A. in mathematics from Rice University in 1997, his M.S. in mathematics from Stanford University in 1999, and his Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University in 2001. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the molecular and computational biology group at the University of Southern California.

From 2005-2011, Noah was on the faculty of the University of Michigan (Departments of Human Genetics, Biostatistics, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Center for Computational Medicine and Biology, and the Life Sciences Institute).

In July 2011, he joined the faculty of the Department of Biology at Stanford University. [brief bio]

Bridget Algee-Hewitt, postdoc. Bridget completed her Ph.D. in biological anthropology at the University of Tennessee. She also holds an M.A. in near eastern and classical archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. In her Ph.D., Bridget performed mixture modeling to cluster human craniometric variation. She also examined the historical use of terms relating to "race" in the anthropology literature. While finishing her Ph.D., Bridget taught at Grand Valley State University, and she has served as the Haslam Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Tennessee. (Sep 2013 - present)
Ilana Arbisser, Ph.D. student. Ilana completed her B.A. in biology with a concentration in biological mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests are in computational, mathematical, and statistical problems in population genetics and genomics. (Aug 2014 - present)
Filippo Disanto, postdoc. Filippo completed his Ph.D. in theoretical computer science jointly between the University of Paris 7 and the University of Siena. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Siena. Filippo's interests are in enumerative combinatorics, both in relation to classic discrete structures such as partially ordered sets, paths, permutations, and words, as well as for structures arising from consideration of trees and networks in evolutionary biology. (Nov 2013 - present)
Brian Donovan, M.S. student. Brian completeted his B.A. in biology at Colorado Collge and his M.A. in teaching at the University of San Francisco. Brian is a Ph.D. student in science education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, focusing on ecology and human genetics. His research has investigated such topics as ecology education in relation to global environmental problems, and curricula for the study of human genetic variation. Brian is a recipient of a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship. (Mar 2014 - present)
Doc Edge, Ph.D. student. Doc completed his B.A. in human biology at Stanford University and his M.A. in statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are in statistical methods for population genetics, human variation, and disease-gene mapping. He is currently working on properties of statistics used for assessing population structure and linkage disequilibrium. Doc's work is supported by a Stanford Graduate Fellowship. (Jul 2012 - present)
Amy Goldberg, Ph.D. student. Amy completed her B.S. in biological anthropology and mathematics at the University of Michigan, where she was an undergraduate researcher in the lab. Her interests are in human evolutionary genetics, and she is currently working on mathematical modeling and statistical problems in anthropological genetics. Amy's work is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. (Sep 2012 - present)
Lucas Hansen, undergraduate. Lucas is a junior majoring in mathematics and computational science (MCS). Lucas brings to the lab extensive experience in software development, both in an academic and an industry setting. His research focus in the lab is in computational biology and statistical population genetics. (Jan 2014 - present)
Ethan Jewett, Ph.D. student. Ethan completed his B.A. in physics at Reed College, and his M.S. in applied and interdisciplinary mathematics at the Univesity of Michigan. He has been working on gene trees and species trees, methods for estimating population divergence times, coalescent models for genotype imputation, and coalescent theory more generally. Other interests include cultural evolution as studied with the use of linguistic markers. (Jan 2010 - present)
Olga Kamneva, postdoc. Olga completed her Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Wyoming, where she also received a minor in statistics. She holds a diploma degree in bioinformatics from Novosibirsk State University (M.S. equivalent). Olga's interests are in prokaryote comparative genomics, evolutionary bioinformatics, and phylogenetics. Her Ph.D. work examined the origin of genes and biological functions distinctive to a bacterial superphylum, and explored the history of natural selection on these genes. She is currently working on computational analysis for plant phylogenetics and methods for the analysis of gene tree discordance in species that have undergone hybridization. (Jul 2013 - present)
Jonathan Kang, Ph.D. student. Jonathan completed his B.S. in applied mathematics and biology at Brown University, where he wrote an undergraduate thesis on bacterial evolution. He has worked in computational biology and genomics at the Bioinformatics Institute of Singapore. Jonathan's research interests are in experimental evolution, human population genetics, and population genetics of disease. His work is supported by a National Science Scholarship from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore (A*STAR). (Sep 2013 - present)
Rohan Mehta, Ph.D. student. Rohan completed his B.S. in biology and mathematics at the University of California, San Diego. He performed undergraduate research in both evolutionary modeling and ecology. Rohan's research interests are in ecosystem structure, population genetics, spatial models, and theoretical biology. His work is supported by a Stanford Graduate Fellowship. (Sep 2013 - present)
Elena Yujuico, administrative associate. Elena has extensive experience working in higher education administration, at both Stanford University and at the University of Texas. Elena provides expert administrative support for the lab's research and education activities. (Sep 2013 - present)
Rohan Mehta, Arbel Harpak, Olga Kamneva, Amy Goldberg, Noah Rosenberg, Jonathan Kang (Waddell Beach, September 2013)

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Ivana Jankovic, Trevor Pemberton, Mike DeGiorgio, Zach Szpiech, James Degnan, Noah Rosenberg, and Lucy Huang (Delhi Park, May 2008)

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