Staff Profiles

Madison Hansen

PhD Student, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Curriculum Vitae (short version)
  • Education


      PhD in Comparative Biology, Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History, expected August 2019.

      BS Mathematical and Computational Biology, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA, May 2015.

  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      My research goals are to develop new computational methods for studying the evolutionary genomics of nonmodel organisms. My current research interests include genome assembly and annotation and orthology inference, with emphasis on the reconstruction of horizontal gene transfers. At the AMNH, I work in the Wheeler lab developing new genomics algorithms. I also volunteer with the BridgeUp: STEM program, introducing scientific computation and data science to young students in the New York area.

      My background is in biology and computer science, and I have experience applying computational methods to study a wide range of organisms, including plants, vertebrates, and bacteria. By developing new computational methods, we can then take advantage of large genomic data sets to investigate all kinds of evolutionary questions.

  • Publications

  • Teaching Experience

    Teaching Experience