team



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

Moisés (Moi) Expósito-Alonso

Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Biology
Moi aims to mentor creative scientists that apply evolutionary principles to solve global change problems
@MExpositoAlonso mexpositoalonso@carnegiescience.edu mexpositoalonso@stanford.eduMoi's Google Scholar

Ru Peng

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

Lucas Czech

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

Megan Ruffley

Postdoc(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

Postdoc
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

Lauren Gillespie

PhD Student in Computer Science, NSF Graduate Research 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, NSF Graduate Research Fellow(co-advised, Fukami Lab)
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

Erin Zess

Postdoc
Erin aims to use CRISPR to engineer polygenic traits in plants
@ZessingAroundezess@carnegiescience.edu

Maliheh Esfahanian

Research Associate (starting May 2021)

@MalihehEsfahan1

Clara Kieschnick

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

Lisa Couper

PhD Student in Biology(co-advised, 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

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.

kmualim@carnegiescience.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
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alumni

Seba Toro Arana (Biology PhD student rotating Fall 20)

Alanna Pyke (Genetics PhD student rotating Fall 20)

Eva Sehr (Bioinformatics Master student, FH Campus Wien 2019-2020)

Andrea Ramirez (Biology PhD student rotating Winter 20)

Veronica Pagowski (Biology PhD student rotating Fall 19-Spring20)

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

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