Melinda keeps the lab running. You can find her at HUH 403, x68062.
Angela joined the Desai lab as a postdoctoral fellow in June 2018. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at MIT in Matthew Shoulders’s lab, where she applied chemical biology tools to profile the impact of host protein-folding factors on viral protein evolution. Angela is interested in the defining factors of fitness landscapes, particularly in the context of pathogen evolution.
Milo received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 2014. He joined the Desai lab in 2015 and is using experimental evolution in budding yeast to characterize the pleiotropic effects of adaptive mutations across diverse environmental conditions.
Chris received an A.B. in Biology from Brown University in 2012. He joined the Desai lab in 2016, and he is using budding yeast to understand epistasis and the evolutionary dynamics of "selfish genetic elements" (e.g., retrotransposons).
Katherine received her B.S. in Physics from Yale University in 2014, and she joined the Desai lab in 2017. She is interested in high-resolution high-throughput experimental methods to characterize fitness landscapes, including mapping quantitative traits in diverse wild yeast crosses and measuring the binding affinity trajectories of influenza antibodies.
Artur first joined the lab on 2017 as an exchange M.S. student, and then as a Ph.D. student in 2018. He earned his B.S from the U. of Brasília, and joint M.S. from U. of Groningen and U. of Montpellier. He is currently using deep-sequencing data from experimentally evolved yeast populations to answers questions about predictability of evolutionary dynamics.
Jiseon is broadly interested in developing mathematical models on living systems motivated by probability theory and statistical physics. She received her B.S. in Physics from Caltech in 2018 and joined the Desai lab in 2019. She is currently interested in understanding genetic diversity and temporal dynamics in different regimes.
Alex N. Nguyen Ba
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto.
Assistant Professor, University of South Florida.
DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Early Career Fellow, Department of Biology, Ashoka University, India.
Michael J. McDonald
Assistant Professor, Monash University.
Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego.
J. David van Dyken
Assistant Professor, University of Miami.
Assistant Professor, Bard College.
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Cambridge University.
Lewis-Sigler Fellow, Princeton University.
Data Scientist, Google.
Postdoc, Vastenhouw lab, Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.
Data Scientist, Khan Academy.
Benjamin H. Good
Assistant Professor, Stanford University.
Elizabeth R. Jerison
Postdoc, Quake Lab, Stanford University.
Evgeni M. Frenkel
Postdoc, Sabatini Lab, Whitehead Institute.
Bioinformatics Scientist, Invitae.
Daniel P. Rice
Postdoc, Novembre Lab, University of Chicago.
Jose I. Rojas Echenique
Postdoc, Boone Lab, University of Toronto.
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley.
Graduate Student, Princeton University.
Undergraduate, Harvard College.
Team Lead, AI, Kernel.
Bioinformatics Scientist, Myriad Genetics