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brandvain lab. Estd 1/1/14

the brandvain lab will officially open its doors in the twin cities on the first day of the first month of the year two-thousand and fourteen. we will be located on the 2nd floor of the cargill building on UMN’s st. paul campus.

we are excited to  join the vibrant group in plant evolutionary genetics which includes emma goldberg, peter tiffin, nathan springer, ruth shaw, peter morrell, david moeller, jeannine cavender-bares, george weiblen + members of their research labs.

we’re also psyched to engage with the broader community interested in evolution and ecology across the campus, the twin cities, and the state.


see you soon,



About Yaniv Brandvain

I'm a population geneticist in the department of plant biology at the university of minnesota


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(10/11/17) -- In our new paper Heath Blackmon shows that sexually antagonistic selection can lead to the breakdown of Y chromosomes by favoring inversions that cause aneuploidy.

(9/14/17) -- Postdoc Adam on the unusual S locus of Leavenworthia in New Phytologist [paper].

(9/1/17) -- (former :( ) Postdoc Heath Blackmon starts as an assistant professor at Texas A&M.

(8/30/17) -- Annual lab trip to the state fair! [pic].

(7/1/17) -- Our paper showing that self‐compatibility is over‐represented on islands is out in New Phytologist [link].

(5/1/17) -- It's fun to be the popgen / natural variation part of a team aiming to domesticate Silphium . See our master plan and rational in our Crop Science paper.

(2/6/17) -- Yaniv is Honored to be named a McKnight Land Grant Professor. Read the college announcement here.

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