Meet The Team

Vertebrate Genomics at the Broad Institute

Identifying genes and mutations of relevance for canine and human disease.

Lindblad-Toh Lab, SciLifeLab | Uppsala University

Studying the importance of evolutionary constraint and acceleration for mammalian evolution and canine and human disease.

The Karlsson Lab at the UMass Medical School

Using evolution as a tool for understanding how the human genome works.

The San Diego Zoo

Generating, sharing, and applying scientific knowledge vital to the conservation of animals, plants, and habitats worldwide.

Baylor School of Medicine

Finding molecular mechanisms underlying regulatory genomics and the onset of diseases.

Gladyshev Lab at BWH

Uncovering the molecular basis for natural changes in longevity.

Pfenning Lab at Carnegie Mellon

Building a set of computational and genomic tools to study how genome sequence influences neural cells, neural circuits, disease, and behavior.

Earlham Institute

Characterising functional non-coding sequences and the evolutionary constraints acting on these elements across many species.

Fauna Bio

Finding genes in animals that are responsible for disease protection and that have strong connections to related human genes.

Pollard Lab at Gladstone

Developing novel methods and using them to study genome evolution, organization, and regulation.

Harvard School of Public Health

Developing statistical methods for uncovering the genetic basis of human disease.

Institute for Systems Biology

Tracking the evolution of transposable elements and their impact on the host.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Characterising the functional activity of venoms and developing new treatments to combat pathologies caused by envenoming.

Narwhal Org

Discovering the purpose and function of the erupted tusk of the narwhal.

Xing Lab at Rutgers

Detecting inter-individual genomic diversity, and the impact of genomic variation.

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Developing and applying state-of-the-art genomic tools to inform conservation management strategies of species at risk for extinction.

Texas A & M

Studying mammalian comparative genomics, phylogeny, biogeography, and molecular evolution.

David Ray Lab at Texas Tech

Studying genomes and genome evolution with an emphasis on transposable elements.

Lewin Lab at UC Davis

Tracking how mammalian genomes evolve and the role of chromosome rearrangements in adaptation, speciation, and the origins of cancer.

UC Riverside

Using molecules to unravel mammalian evolutionary history.

Bat Lab at UC Dublin

Examining a broad range of evolutionary research questions from mammalian phylogenetic relationships to the molecular mechanisms of sensory perception, innate immunity and the speciation process in bats and other eutherian mammals.

Hughes Lab, University College Dublin

Using comparative genomics, phylogenetics and bioinformatics to explore the evolutionary history of vertebrates, with a focus on sensory perception

UCSC Genomics Lab

Examning how we as a species became human, and how genomes relate to states of health and disease.

UCSC Paleogenomics Lab

Applying genomics techniques to better understand how species and populations evolve through time.

UNC School of Medicine

Dissecting the genetic composition of complex traits, including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, postpartum depression, anorexia nervosa, and autism.

Hindle Lab at UNLV

Studying cardiovascular regulation and hypoxia tolerance in animals that naturally possess extreme physiological traits.

Comparative Genomics Lab at UPF

Determining processes, genomic variants, and molecular features that are intrinsic to our species.

Collaborators

Karlsson Lab at Broad Institute
and UMass Medical School

Elinor Karlsson
Bruce Birren
Diane Genereux
Justin Turner-Meier
Ross Swofford
Shirley Xue Li

Lindbald-Toh lab at Uppsala University

Kerstin Lindblah-Toh
Michael Dong
Voichita Marinescu
Jennifer Meadows
Eva Murren
Ola Wallerman
Elisabeth Sundström

Bejerano Lab at Stanford

Gill Bejerano

DiPalma Lab at at the University of East Anglia

Federica DiPalma

Haerty Group at the Earlham Institute

Wilfried Haerty
Will Nash
David Wright
Graham Etherington

Hindle Lab at University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Allyson Hindle
Cornelia Fanter

Gazal Lab at University of Southern California

Steven Gazal

Institute for Systems Biology

Arian Smit
Robert Hubley

Kivioja Lab at University of Helsinki

Teemu Kivioja

Lewin Lab at University of California – Davis

Harris Lewin
Joana Damas

Marques-Bonet Lab at
Pompeu Fabra University

Tomas Marques-Bonet
Aitor Seres
David de Juan

Murphy Lab at Texas A&M

Bill Murphy
Nicole Foley

Narwhal Tusk Research at Harvard

Martin Nweeia

Paten Lab at University of California
– Santa Cruz

Benedict Paten
Joel Armstrong

Pfenning Lab at Carnegie Mellon University

Andreas Pfenning
Irene Miriam Kaplow
Morgan Wirthlin

Pollard Lab at Gladstone Institute and UCSF

Katie Pollard
Kathleen Keough

Ray Lab at Texas Tech

David Ray
Carlos J. Garcia
Nicole Paulat

San Diego Zoo Global

Oliver Ryder

University of California – Santa Cruz genome institute

Mark Diekhans

Shapiro Lab at University of California – Santa Cruz

Beth Shapiro

Koepfli Lab at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
– George Mason University

Klaus-Peter Koepfli

Springer Lab at University of California
– Riverside

Mark Springer

Sullivan Lab at University of North Carolina
and Karolinska Institute

Patrick Sullivan
Shuyang Yao

Teeling Lab at University College, Dublin

Emma Teeling
Zixia Huang

University of Bern

Victor Mason