current team

(Recruiting and starting fall 2019)

Moi Exposito-Alonso

Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor of Biology by courtesy
Moi aims to mentor new creative scientists and apply evolutionary principles to solve global problems

Ru Peng

Lab Technician of Molecular Genetics

(Starting October 2019)

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


Postdoc in Quantitative Evolutionary Genetics and Ecoinformatics
See the ad and drop me an e-mail for more information.
To start fall 2019

join us!

Our lab has many projects involving plant laboratory work, genome sequencing, field experiments, and bioinformatic analyses, from undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc levels.

We strive to recruit the most creative and motivated individuals -- of any nationality, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or disability -- and help them when necessary to apply for individual funding.

Informal contacts are welcome, just write an email to describing your background and interests. We deeply value diverse thinking, so international researchers of all backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

Prospective undergrads

Do you want to help us grow hundreds of plant mutants with their own unique (and sometimes never seen) plant forms? Do you want to learn how to mine public genomic, climatic, and satellite databases to learn about biodiversity? Write me an email to chat about potential quarter or summer projects.

Prospective graduate students

Prospective graduate students need to apply to Stanford's Biosciences PhD programs (see Contact me to rotate or join the lab, or just to seek for advice. Applications are due late November each year.

Prospective postdocs

Although we have internal funding, all prospective postdocs are encouraged to apply for independent funding. Below also some common fellowships and their deadlines:


active collaborators

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

Hernán A Burbano @ University College London, UK

Rasmus Nielsen @ University of California Berkeley, CA, USA

Oliver Bossdorf @ University of Tübingen, Germany

Rachael Bay @ University of California Berkeley, CA, USA

Stephen Keller @ University of Vermont, VT, USA

Matt Fitzhpatrick @ University of Maryland, MD, USA

Markus Pfenninger @ Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate, Frankfurt, Germany

Imke Schmitt @ Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate, Frankfurt, Germany

Thomas Bataillon @ Aarhus University, Denmark

Alan Bergland @ University of Virginia, VA, USA

Thomas Flatt @ University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Frédéric Guillaume @ University of Zurich, Switzerland

Thomas Mock @ University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Christian Rellstab @ Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Outi Savolainen @ University of Oulu, Finland

Karl Schmid @ University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

All GrENE-net consortium @rround the world