Gerstner Scholars in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

This fellowship program is not currently seeking applications.

Current Gerstner Scholars in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Dr. Kevin Deitz

Research Interests: Evolutionary and population genomics, speciation, vector biology

Ph.D.: Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology. " Population genomics, hybrid sterility, and gene expression in the Anopheles gambiae species complex". 2017

Dr. Victor Sojo

Research Interests: Origin of eukaryotes; origin of life; evolution of lipids and membrane proteins in archaea, bacteria and eukaryotes; bioinformatic and computational analyses of horizontal gene transfers across the three domains; unravelling the tree of life.

Ph.D.: University of London - University College London (UCL), Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment;: "Membrane bioenergetics at major transitions in evolution". 2016

Alumni Gerstner Scholars in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Dr. Marcelo Gehara

Research Interests: Population genetics; Bioinformatics; Molecular Ecology; Speciation; Comparative Phylogeography

Ph.D.: Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany; “Molecular Analyses of Neotropical Amphibians”. 2013

Dr. Chase Nelson

Research Interests: Bioinformatic, population genetic, and geographic information systems approaches for studying therapeutically relevant and theoretically informative evolutionary processes, chiefly utilizing within-host viral, cancer, and human immune allele data.

Ph.D.: University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences; “Studying Within-Host Viral Evolution Using Pooled Next-Generation Sequencing Data”. 2016

Dr. Matthew Aardema

Research Interests: The relationship between selection efficacy, host range and effective population size in butterflies and bacteria.

Ph.D.: Princeton University, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; “Natural Selection in Lepidoptera Across Biological Scales”. 2015

Dr. Robert Harbert

Research Interests: Using spatial bioinformatics and primary biodiversity data to study plant community ecology, species distributions, and biogeography and paleoclimate of the American Southwest during and following the terminal Pleistocene glaciation.

Ph.D.: Cornell University, School of Integrated Plant Science, Section of Plant Biology; “The intersection of climate and niche: Likelihood estimation of modern and past climate using plant biodiversity”. 2016

Dr. Martine Zilversmit

Research Interests: Evolutionary biology, statistics, and bioinformatics to explore genome evolution in eukaryotes, using malaria parasites as a model.

 Ph.D.: Harvard University, Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; “Recombination and Genome Evolution in Plasmodium falciparum”. 2007


 This Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Gerstner Family Foundation.