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

(5/15/16) -- New postdoc, Alison Wardlaw, arrives from Toronto and heads directly to the State Fair [pic] Not shown - alison's trip to the mall of america.

(5/15/16) -- In his new paper, postdoc Adam Herman digs in to the historical action of selection on losing incompatibility in Leavenworthia [read the paper in Evolution].

(5/15/16) -- New paper with Alisa Sedghifar and Peter Ralph shows that hybrid incompatibilities should be flanked by large ancestry blocks in hybridizing populations [read the paper in Molecular Ecology].

(4/12/16) -- So proud of and happy for former postdoc, current collaborator, and friend forever, Dena Grossenbacher, who will be starting an assistant professor gig at Cal Poly San. Luis Obispo. CONGRATS DENA!

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