Moi Exposito-Alonso

email: mexpositoalonso@carnegiescience.edu

2019-on | Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor by courtesy | Carnegie Institution for Science & Stanford University

2019 | Postdoc in Statistical Genetics | University of California Berkeley

2014-18 | PhD in Eco-Evolutionary Genomics | Max Planck Institute Dev. Biology

2013-14 | MSc in Quantitative Genomics | University of Edinburgh

2008-13 | Bsc in Biology | University Sevilla & Alicante

In September 2019, evolutionary geneticist Moises (Moi) Exposito-Alonso will join the Carnegie Department of Plant Biology as a Staff Associate and Stanford's Department of Biology as Assistant Professor by courtesy. Moi investigates whether and how plants will evolve to keep pace with climate change by conducting large-scale ecological and genome sequencing experiments. He also develops computational methods to derive fundamental principles of evolution, such as how fast natural populations acquire new mutations and how past climates shaped continental-scale biodiversity patterns. His goal is to use these “first principles” and computational approaches to forecast evolutionary outcomes of populations under climate change to anticipate potential future biodiversity losses. Moi wants to use this knowledge and new genome engineering methods to help species adapt to climate change instead of becoming extinct.