Claudia Bank, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Claudia earned her PhD at the Department of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni in Vienna, advised by Joachim Hermisson and Christian Schlötterer, and spent a semester abroad in the lab of Mark Kirkpatrick at UT Austin. The main focus of her graduate research was a theoretical study of the origin and maintenance of Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities in parapatry. She will be joining the Jensen Lab in winter 2012.




Angela Bean, PhD Candidate

Angela received a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology with a concentration in Genetics form Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2004. Her work in the Jensen Lab focuses on dissecting the role of rapidly evolving host factors in retrovirus restriction.





Jessica Crisci, PhD Candidate

Jessica received a B.S./M.S. in Biology from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2009. The focus of her Master's project was identifying unique markers in breast cancer for use in nanotherapeutics. Her work in the Jensen Lab is currently focused around Neandertal genomics, and general statistical inference using population genetic data.





Yu-Ping Poh, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Yu-Ping received her PhD at National Tsing Hua Universtity, under the supervision of Dr. Chau Ti Ting. The main focus of her graduate research was studying incomplete lineage sorting in the Drosophila simulans species complex. She additionally spent two years as a visiting student at UC Davis in Chuck Langley's Lab, working on base composition evolution in D. melanogaster. Her work in the Jensen Lab is currently focused around the evolution of coat color in wild mouse populations (in collaboration with the Hoekstra Lab, Harvard University), and on the development of novel methods of statistical inference in population genetics.



Alfred Simkin, PhD Candidate

Alfred completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in 2009. He is interested in using the molecular evolution of miRNAs, as well as population genetics approaches, to translate the evolutionary constraints acting on miRNAs and their targets into their functional significance as a class.





Priyanka Sinha, PhD Candidate

Priyanka received her BS in Biotechnology & Computer Science at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India in 2007, and her MS in Virology from the National Institute of Virology, India in 2009. The focus of her masters work was on the replication potential of inflenza A and B viruses in dual infections. She will be joining the Jensen Lab in Fall 2011. Jensen Lab.





Daniel Wegmann, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Daniel earned his PhD at the University of Bern, advised by Laurent Excoffier. The main focus of his graduate research was on the development of novel methodology to estimate forces shaping genetic diversity. He spent his first postdoc at UCLA in the lab of John Novembre, working on further methodological advancements and human population genomics. He will be joining the Jensen Lab in winter 2012.