Alumni

POST-DOCS

Claudia Bank – (2012-2016) Claudia did her PhD work in Vienna advised by Joachim Hermisson and Christian Schlötterer, and her postdoc work in the Jensen Lab focused on theory development surrounding Fisher’s Geometric model and its application to experimental evolution data. Claudia is currently a faculty member at the IGC. website  googlescholar   pubmed  

Greg Ewing – (2013-2016) Greg did his PhD work at the University of Auckland advised by Alen Rodrigo and Geoff Nicholls, followed by postdocs in Vienna with Arndt von Haeseler and Joachim Hermisson. His postdoc work in the Jensen lab focused on the development of novel simulation algorithms in population genetics. Greg currently works in industry in New Zealand.   pubmed  

Anna Ferrer-Admetlla – (2013-2015) Anna did her PhD work at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, followed by a postdoc with Rasmus Nielsen at UC Berkeley. Her postdoc work in the Jensen Lab was focused upon developing novel ABC methodology for inferring selection from multi-timepoint datasets. Anna currently works in industry in Spain.   pubmed  

Matthieu Foll – (2012-2014) Matthieu did his PhD work at the University of Grenoble I advised by Oscar Gaggiotti, followed by a postdoc at the University of Bern with Laurent Excoffier. His postdoc work in the Jensen Lab involved developing ABC methods for the joint estimation of selection and demography. Matthieu is currently a Research Scientist and Group Leader at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Lyon.  website  googlescholar   pubmed  

Stefan Laurent – (2014-2017) Stefan did his PhD work at Munich (LMU), advised by Wolfgang Stephan. His postdoc work in the Jensen Lab was focused on understanding the evolution of cryptic coloration in wild Peromyscus populations, in collaboration with the Hoekstra (Harvard) and Excoffier (Berne) Labs. Stefan is currently a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne. website  googlescholar   pubmed  

Lisha Mathew – (2012-2013) Lisha did her PhD work at Munich (LMU), advised by Dirk Metzler. Her postdoc work in the Jensen Lab was focused on the population genetics of human ZFPs. Lisha currently works in industry in Germany. googlescholar   pubmed  

Sebastian Matuszewski – (2015-2017) Sebastian did his PhD work at the University of Vienna, advised by Michael Kopp and Joachim Hermisson. His postdoc work in the Jensen Lab was focused on population genetic theory development, applied to the analysis of experimentally evolved populations. Sebastian currently works in industry in Austria. googlescholar   pubmed  

Valeria Montano – (2015-2016) Valeria did her PhD work in human population genetics at Sapienza University in Rome.  Her postdoc work in the Jensen Lab (funded by an EMBO fellowship) was focused on understanding the adaptive and demographic history of Helicobacter. Valeria is now a visiting scholar at the University of St. Andrews.  pubmed  

Susanne Pfeifer – (2015-2017) Susanne did her PhD work at Oxford advised by Gil McVean, followed by a postdoc in Vienna with Arndt von Haeseler. Her work in the Jensen Lab was focused on the evolution of cryptic coloration in wild populations. Susanne is currently a faculty member at Arizona State University.  website   googlescholar   pubmed  

Yu-Ping Poh – (2010-2014) Yu-Ping did her PhD work at National Tsing Hua University advised by Chau Ti Ting, additionally spending two years as a visiting student at UC Davis in Chuck Langley’s lab. Her postdoc work in the Jensen Lab was focused around data analysis related to the evolution of cryptic coat color in wild mouse populations and the evolution of drug resistance in the influenza virus. Yu-Ping is currently a postdoc in the Kellis Lab at MIT.  googlescholar   pubmed  

Cornelia Pokalyuk – (2013-2014) Cornelia did her PhD work at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg advised by Peter Pfaffelhuber. Her postdoc work in the Jensen Lab focused on models of selection in sub-divided populations, with a particular focus on HCMV as a model system. Cornelia is currently a faculty member at the University of Magdeburg. website    pubmed  

Nicholas Renzette – (2011-2016) Nick did his PhD work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst advised by Steven Sandler. His postdoc work in the Jensen Lab (co-advised by Prof. Tim Kowalik) focused on the within-host demographic and selective dynamics of HCMV and influenza virus. Nick currently works in industry in the USA.  googlescholar   pubmed  

Severine Vuilleumier – (2015-2017) Severine did her PhD work at EPFL, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Queensland in the Possingham Lab and then at the EAWAG in Luzern in the Lande and Seehausen Labs. Her work in the Jensen Lab was focused on HIV evolution, and was funded by an FNS Marie Heim-Vogtlin Fellowship. Severine is currently a faculty member at the University of Applied Sciences – Western Switzerland. website   googlescholar   pubmed  

Daniel Wegmann – (2012-2013) Dan did his PhD work at the University of Bern advised by Laurent Excoffier, followed by a postdoc at UCLA in the lab of John Novembre. His postdoc work in the Jensen Lab (where he was funded by an FNS Ambizione award) focused on the development of novel ABC methodology for the joint inference of selection and demography. Dan is currently a faculty member at the University of Fribourg. website   googlescholar   pubmed  

 

Ph.D. STUDENTS

Jessica Crisci – (2009-2013) Jess earned a BS/MS in Biology from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, and her PhD work in the Jensen Lab focused around extinct hominin genomics and the effects of positive selection in primates. Jess is currently a postdoc at USC, co-advised by Matt Dean and Peter Ralph.   googlescholar   pubmed  

Louise Ormond – (2012-2017) Louise earned a BA/MA from Cambridge in 2006 in Physics, and an MSc in the Immunology of Infectious Diseases in 2008 studying malarial infection. Her PhD work in the Jensen Lab focused on population genetic inference using time-sampled data, and the modeling of infectious disease. Louise is currently a postdoc at the UCL Genetics Institute, advised by Garrett Hellenthal.  pubmed  

Alfred Simkin – (2009-2014) Alfred earned a BS in Biology at Earlham College, and his PhD work in the Jensen Lab was focused on using approaches from population genetics and molecular evolution to quantify the evolutionary history of miRNAs. He went on to do a postdoc in the Grimson Lab at Cornell University, and Alfred is currently a faculty member at Elon University. website  pubmed  

 

M.S. STUDENTS

Marcel Hildebrandt – (2016-2017) Marcel worked in collaboration with lab postdoc Sebastian Matuszewski in order to study statistical aspects of mutational scanning experiments, as well as theoretical aspects of multiple merger coalescent models. pubmed

Hyunjin Shim – (2012-2014) Hyunjin worked in collaboration with lab postdoc Matthieu Foll in order to study influenza drug resistance evolution and develop time-sampled inference approaches. pubmed

Priyanka Sinha – (2011-2013) Priyanka worked in collaboration with lab postdoc Yu-Ping Poh in order to study the statistical power of commonly used population genetic inference approaches. pubmed

 

STAFF

Kristen Irwin – (2014-2017) Kristen earned her PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University, and then worked in the Jensen Lab focused upon technical writing as well as the editing and production of lab manuscripts and presentations. Kristen is currently a Grants Coordinator in the EPFL Research Office.   pubmed 

Shivani Mahajan – (2012-2013) Shivani earned her BS/MS in Bioinformatics at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, and then worked in the Jensen Lab as a staff bioinformatician. Shivani is currently a PhD student in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley in the Bachtrog Lab. pubmed

 

VISITING SCIENTISTS

Dan Bolon – (2012) Dan is a faculty member in Biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, studying the molecular mechanisms of adaptation in biology and disease, and more specifically has developed novel technological approaches for exploring fitness landscapes. Dan joined us on an FNS sabbatic grant, in order to continue our collaborations characterizing the distribution of fitness effects in yeast. website     

Matt Jones – (2016) Matt is a PhD student in the Good Lab at the University of Montana, interested in the genetic basis of adaptation. He spent a semester abroad with us, funded by a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, to study the evolution of seasonal camouflage in snowshoe hares. website   googlescholar     

Derek Setter – (2014) Derek is a PhD student in Vienna with Joachim Hermisson. He spent a semester abroad with us working to identify the footprint of adaptive introgression in polymorphism data. website

 

Semester Project Students

Dariush Mollet (Fall, 2015), Stefano Tartini (Fall 2015), Anna Dussuet (Spring 2015), Laura Cetre (Spring 2015), Anais Haget (Fall 2014), Tamara Rossy (Fall 2014), Marie Malier (Spring 2014), Pauline Reiff (Spring 2014), Gaëlle Thurre (Fall 2013), Luc Aeberli (Fall 2013), Christopher Finelli (Spring 2013), Fabrice Philippe (Spring 2013), Laurent Alter (Spring-Fall 2012), Mathieu Quinodoz (Spring-Fall 2012), Florian Widmer (Fall 2012), Roger Küng (Fall 2012), Daniel Virgil (Spring 2011), Guang Xu (Spring 2011), Aslihan Dincer (Spring 2011), Hsiuyi Chen (Spring 2010)