Molly Przeworski

molly2011Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Dept. of Systems Biology

mp3284 at columbia.edu


Carlos Eduardo G. Amorim

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cg2827 at columbia.edu

Eduardo holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and a M.Sc. in Animal Biology from the University of Brasília (Brazil). He completed his Ph.D. in Genetics with Prof. Francisco Salzano at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) in 2013 working on the influence of demographic, cultural, and adaptive processes on the genetic diversity of Amerindians during the settlement of the New World. His postdoc project, supported by a Science Without Borders fellowship from Brazil, is focused on understanding the role of balancing selection in shaping the genetic diversity of modern humans and other primates.


Zachary Baker

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ztb2002 at columbia.edu

Zach has an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University where he concentrated in Genetics, Genomics and Developmental Biology (2014). He is a Ph.D. student in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies doctoral program. Zach is currently studying the relationship between mutation and selection in humans.


Chen Chen

Graduate Student

cc3499 at columbia.edu

Chen has an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from  Tsinghua University, China (2012). She is a graduate student in the Biological Sciences program at Columbia University. She is currently studying variation in the germline mutation rate as a joint student with Molly Przeworski at Columbia and Joe Pickrell at the New York Genome Center.


Ziyue Gao

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Ziyue received a B.A. in Biology from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (2010). She is a graduate student in the Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology program at the University of Chicago and the recipient of the Biological Sciences Division Harper Dissertation Fellowship. She has worked on modeling and identifying long-lived balanced polymorphisms, and is now focused on estimating neutral and deleterious mutation rates in humans.


Priya Moorjani

priyaPostdoctoral Researcher

pm2730 at columbia.edu

Priya has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai and M.S. in Bioinformatics from George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. (2013) in Genetics from Harvard University (advised by David Reich and Nick Patterson). During her dissertation, she developed novel methods and approaches for analyzing genomic data to learn about population history, particularly focusing on populations of mixed ancestry such as West Eurasians and South Asians. During her postdoc, Priya is interested in investigating meiotic recombination and germline mutation in humans.


Hakhamanesh Mostafavi

Graduate student

hsm2137 at columbia.edu

Hakhamanesh has an undergraduate degree in Polymer Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic (2010) and M.S. in Macromolecular Materials from Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (2012). He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University. Previously at Columbia, he developed models of membrane fusion during neurotransmitter release before becoming interested in evolutionary genetics.


Alva Strand

Graduate student

ams2432 at columbia dot edu

Alva received her B.A. in Molecular Biology with a Certificate in Biophysics from Princeton University (2013), and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. She is studying patterns of recombination in human and non-human pedigrees.