Lawrence H. Uricchio

Computational biology ◆ Evolution ◆ Ecology ◆ Teaching & mentoring

Thank you for visiting my research page! I am a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, jointly advised by Noah Rosenberg and Erin Mordecai in the Department of Biology. My research revolves around the question that drew me to evolutionary biology: why do we observe such tremendous variation within and between species? I use models of both evolutionary and ecological processes and large datasets to clarify how natural selection and competition affect population and species diversity.

In the first year of my postdoc, I was funded by the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics. I am now an NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellow, which allows me to dedicate a portion of my effort to training in evidence-based teaching. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to co-instruct an undergraduate ecology course with Scott Shaffer at SJSU in Fall 2017, and I co-instructed Evolutionary Genetics in Spring 2018 with Leslee Parr.