the team

the Moi Lab (tie dye shirts, Moi taking the pic) and many friends & volunteers on Nov 2021 planting Arabidopsis in our Carnegie field site at Stanford

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@carnegiescience.edu mexpositoalonso@stanford.eduMoi's Google ScholarMoi's CV

Principal Investigator


Postdocs and Research Associates

Lucas Czech, PhD

Postdoc
Lucas aims to develop methods and software to understand eco-evolutionary processes under climate change
@LucCzechlczech@carnegiescience.edu Lucas' Google Scholar

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.
@MeganRRuffleymruffley@carnegiescience.edu 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.
@s_hateleyslhateley@carnegiescience.edu Shannon's Google Scholar

Maliheh Esfahanian, PhD

Research Associate
Mali is interested in utilizing multiplex CRISPR gene editing to engineer polygenic traits in plants.
@Maliesfahanianmesfahanian@carnegiescience.edu Mali's Google Scholar

Ken Thompson, PhD

Postdoc, HFSP Long-Term Fellow(co-advised by Molly Schumer)
Ken studies hybrid incompatibilities using computational and field-based techniques.
@Apex_Herbivorekthompson@carnegiescience.eduthomp579@stanford.eduKen's Google Scholar

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
meixilin@ucla.edu

Xing Wu

Postdoc (incoming 2022)
xing.wu.xw364@yale.edu

PhD students

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!
@leg2015gillespl@stanford.edu lgillespie@carnegiescience.edu

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.
@laura_leventhallleventh@stanford.edu lleventhal@carnegiescience.edu

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
sebatoro@stanford.edu storo@carnegiescience.edu

Tatiana Bellagio

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

Kristy Mualim

Incoming PhD Student in Biology | Ecology & Evolution
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.
@ksmualimkmualim@carnegiescience.edu

Research Assistants

Ru Peng

Research Assistant
Ru aims to develop new genome editing and sequencing technologies and promote science communication
@PengYunruypeng@carnegiescience.edu

Keegan Pham

Research Assistant
Keegan aims to scale throughput and improve transformation efficiency for CRISPR related mutagenesis experiments
kpham@carnegiescience.edu

Visiting students and undergraduates

Clara Kieschnick

Undegraduate in Biology
Clara aims to learn about the genetics of plants and their adaptations to climate
ckiesch@stanford.edu

Marlot Westera

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

m.e.westera@students.uu.nl

Kelly Huang

Undegraduate in Biology (bioBUDS program)


khuang26@stanford.edu

Katie Baker

Undegraduate Research Assistant in Biology
I am an undergraduate student undecided on what to major in. However, my major will likely center around sustainability and energy. Outside of class, I enjoy studying Spanish, throwing ceramics, and cooking!
katielb@stanford.edu

Zouberou Sayibou

Undegraduate Research Assistant in Computer Science


zouberou@stanford.edu

Lab associated colleagues

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
@Lisa_Couperlcouper@stanford.edu

Will Viana

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

honorary members

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alumni

Erin Zess, PhD - Postdoc 2021, now group leader in Benson Hill, Missouri, US

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, Austria

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