– standing on the shoulders of Carnegie giants (McClintock, Clausen, Keck, Hiesey)

Moisés (Moi) Expósito-Alonso , PhD

Principal Investigator Carnegie Staff Associate & Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Biology
Moi aims to mentor creative scientists that apply ecology, evolution, and genetics principles to understand nature and its relationship with climate
@MExpositoAlonso mexpositoalonso@stanford.eduMoi's Google ScholarMoi's CV

Ru Peng

Research Assistant
Ru aims to develop new genome editing and sequencing technologies and promote science communication

Lucas Czech, PhD

Lucas aims to develop methods and software to understand eco-evolutionary processes under climate change Lucas' Google Scholar

Lauren Gillespie

PhD Student in Computer Science, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Stanford TomKat Center Fellow (co-advised, Goodman Lab)
Lauren aims to develop deep learning methods for biodiversity modeling to understand both better!

Megan Ruffley, PhD

Postdoc, NSF PGRF Fellow(co-advised, Rhee Lab)
Megan is interested in using machine learning algorithms to understand selection across plant genomes in response to stress. Megan's Google Scholar

Shannon Hateley, PhD

Postdoc, Stanford CEHG Fellow
Shannon aims to develop computational models to understand the importance of gene expression modulation for climate adaptation. Shannon's Google Scholar

Laura Leventhal

PhD Student in Biology | Ecology & Evolution , NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Laura aims to investigate the spatial and temporal structure in plant populations and how these inform adaptations to climate change.

Clara Kieschnick

Undegraduate in Biology
Clara aims to learn about the genetics of plants and their adaptations to climate

Sebastian Toro Arana

PhD Student in Biology | Cellular, Molecular, and Organismal Biology, NSF Graduate Research Honoree
Sebastian aims to use computational tools and engineering principles to study the underlying mechanisms of plant stress resistance

Tatiana Bellagio

PhD Student in Biology | Ecology & Evolution. Fulbright Fellow
Tati aims to understand the predictability of evolution using

Kristy Mualim

Research Assistant(collaborator, Kundaje Lab)
Kristy works to apply machine learning models to genomics data and is now incredibly excited to start applying them to plants to understand their adaptability to climate change.

Meixi Lin

Postdoc (incoming 2022)
Meixi aims to develop ways to track genetic health of ecosystems with geo-tagged genomes and real-time satellite information.
Meixi's Google Scholar

Lisa Couper

PhD Student in Biology(collaborator, Mordecai Lab)
Lisa aims to investigate climate adaptation in mosquitoes, and the consequences of adaptation on disease transmission

Ken Thompson, PhD

Postdoc, HFSP Long-Term Fellow(co-supervised by Molly Schumer)
Ken studies hybrid incompatibilities using computational and field-based techniques.; thomp579@stanford.eduKen's Google Scholar

Will Viana

PhD Student in Biology(collaborator, Dinneny Lab)
Will aims to understand the multi-dimensional phenotypes explaining drought adaptation

Marlot Westera

Visiting Intern(Utrecht University)
Marlot aims to understand how climate-driven selection varies across functional regions in the genome

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Lab friends experts in herbivory experiments and random Markov walks.
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Erin Zess, PhD - Postdoc 2021, now group leader in Benson Hill in Missouri

Jennifer Serrano Rojas - Biology PhD student rotating Summer 21, now PhD student in the O'Connell Lab at Stanford

Alanna Pyke - Genetics PhD student rotating Fall 20, now PhD student in the Sherlock Lab at Stanford

Eva Sehr - Bioinformatics Master student, FH Campus Wien 2019-2020, now scientist at Austrian Institute of Technology

Andrea Ramirez - Biology PhD student rotating Winter 20, now PhD student in the Dinneny Lab at Stanford

Veronica Pagowski - Biology PhD student rotating Fall 19-Spring20, now PhD student in the Lowe Lab at Stanford

active collaborators

All GrENE-net consortium @rround the world

Detlef Weigel @ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Hernán A Burbano @ University College London, UK

Rasmus Nielsen @ University of California Berkeley, USA

Oliver Bossdorf @ University of Tübingen, Germany

Rachael Bay @ University of California Berkeley, USA

Stephen Keller @ University of Vermont, USA

Matt Fitzhpatrick @ University of Maryland, USA

Christian Rellstab @ Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland

Dmitri Petrov @ Stanford University, USA

Erin Mordecai @ Stanford University, USA

Tad Fukami @ Stanford University, USA

Hunter Fraser @ Stanford University, USA

Sue Rhee @ Carnegie/Stanford University, USA

Ben Blonder @ University of California Berkeley, CA, USA

José Dinneny @ Stanford University, USA

Noah Whiteman @ University of California Berkeley, USA

Dominique Bergmann @ Stanford University, USA