Lab Members

We're all learning here.

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Melissa A. Wilson, Ph.D., PI

We study sex chromosome evolution, sex-biased processes, and mutation rate variation. Primarily we use comparative genomics and bioinformatics to understand biological phenomenon. 
Email: mwilsons[at]asu.edu
Office: 462 Life Sciences Building C (LSC)
Phone: (480) 727-6366
Twitter: @sexchrlab
 


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Heini Natri, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral researcher. Heini is a Center for Evolution and Medicine postdoctoral fellow with a background in evolution and cancer research. Her research interests focus around genetic architecture, sex bias, and evolution of cancer.
Phone: (480) 965-3178


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Kimberly Olney, B.S.

Evolutionary Biology Ph.D. student. Biologist with experience in data analysis and laboratory procedures. Research interest in patterns of allele-specific expression across the human genome and studying sex biased expression.
Email: kcolney@asu.edu
Twitter: @BioNerdKimberly
Blog: http://bionerdkimberly.blog


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Mollie Peters, B.S.

Evolutionary Biology Ph.D. student. Mollie is interested in sex differences in the brain and diseases of the brain. 


Tanya Phung, Ph.D

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Postdoctoral Researcher. Tanya studies population genetics and genomics and is working on studying sex differences in human health and disease.
Email:


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Angela Taravella, B.S.

Evolutionary Biology Ph.D. student. With a background in biology and anthropology and training in population genetics, Angela’s research interests focus around the study of human evolution through genetic analyses. This includes using demographic modeling in human populations, and studying Y chromosome variation in ancient individuals. Through her research, she hopes to gain insight into the processes and events that shaped human populations in the past and present. Jointly advised with Dr. Anne Stone. 
Email: angela.taravella@asu.edu


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Avery Underwood

Biology B.S., M.S. student. Avery is interested in genetics, and is studying parent-of-origin effects. 


Undergraduate Trainees

Anagha Deshpande, Barrett Honors, Fall 2016-present

Anagha Deshpande, Barrett Honors, Fall 2016-present

Suhail Ghafoor Fall 2017-present

Suhail Ghafoor
Fall 2017-present

David Levy, Summer 2016-present

David Levy, Summer 2016-present

Selena Cortez, Summer 2017-present

Selena Cortez, Summer 2017-present

Emma Howell, Fall 2018-present

Emma Howell, Fall 2018-present

Ryan Maner, Fall 2018-present

Ryan Maner, Fall 2018-present

Grant Dembrock, Spring 2018-present

Grant Dembrock, Spring 2018-present

Ndey Bassin Jobe, Barrett Honors, Fall 2017-present

Ndey Bassin Jobe, Barrett Honors, Fall 2017-present

Karina Morris, Barrett Honors College, Fall 2018-present

Karina Morris, Barrett Honors College, Fall 2018-present

Austin Evanovich, Barrett Honors, Fall 2017-present

Austin Evanovich, Barrett Honors, Fall 2017-present

Arisha Khan, Barrett Honors, Fall 2018-present

Arisha Khan, Barrett Honors, Fall 2018-present

Lovender Phiri, Barrett Honors, Fall 2017-present

Lovender Phiri, Barrett Honors, Fall 2017-present