current team

Moi Exposito-Alonso

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


Ru Peng

Lab Technician and CRISPR expert
Ru aims to develop new genome editing and sequencing technologies and promote science communication


Lucas Czech

Programmer and Postdoc in Evoinformatics
Lucas aims to develop methods and software to understand eco-evolutionary processes under global climate change


Veronica Pagowski

Biology grad student (rotating)
Veronica aims to explore models of species adaptation to climate change in marine environments


Clara Kieschnick

Undegrad in Biology
Clara aims to learn plant genomics and their adaptations to climate

Lisa Couper

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


Will Viana

Biology grad student(rotating)
Will aims to understand the multi-dimensional phenotypes underlying drought adaptation

Eva Sehr

Master student in Bioinformatics
Eva aims to develop genomic vulnerability projections using deep learning algorithms


Lauren Gillespie

Computer Science grad student(rotating)
Lauren aims to develop deep learning methods for biodiversity modeling to understand both better!


YOU?I am always searching for talented and creative researchers, and I am happy to develop together ideas for a competitive fellowship. Just drop me a line to chat!
Check the latest Postdoc opportunity:


Andrea Ramirez

Biology grad student (rotating Winter 20)

join us!

Our lab has many projects involving plant laboratory work, genome sequencing, field experiments, and bioinformatic analyses at 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!

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Nuestro grupo tiene muchos proyectos relacionados con trabajo de laboratorio con plantas, secuenciación genómica, experimentos de campo, y análisis bioinformáticos a niveles de estudiante de grado, postgrado, o potsdoc.

Nuestra máxima es reclutar gente creativa y motivada -- de cualquier nacionalidad, raza, religión, color, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad de género, edad, estado de veterano o dishabilidad -- y cuando es necesario, ayudamos a conseguir financiación y becas individuales.

Contactos informales son bienvenidos, símplemente escríbe un email dirigido a, describiendo tus intereses y experiencia. Lo que más valoramos es gente que piensa diferente, así que aplica! Contactos buscando consejo sobre cómo elegir o tomar decisiones sobre carreras son bienvenidos.

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 crunch genomic, biodiversity, climatic, and satellite databases to learn about biology? Write me an email to chat about potential quarter or summer projects.

In addition, every year the department has a summer internship program. Application link below:

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

Erin Mordecai @ Stanford University, USA

Hunter Fraser @ Stanford University, USA

Sue Rhee @ Carnegie/Stanford University, USA

All GrENE-net consortium @rround the world