lab members


yanivpic1name: yaniv  brandvain.
academic interests: speciation . mating system evolution . genetic conflicts
extracurricular interests: squash . racquetball . beer/whiskey . basketball. square dancing
training: ba college of the atlantic 04 — phd indiana u 10 — postdoc uc davis 13 — assistant prof umn now
CV: YanivCV updated January 1st 2016
website: http://yanivbrandvain.wordpress.com/
email: ybrandvain >AT< gmail com


adamname: adam herman. [co-advised by bob stupar]
academic interests: self- incompatibility, speciation, population genomics
extracurricular interests: birding. coffeeing. dadding
training: b.s. botany, 2007. northern michigan university. phd mcgill 15 — postdoc umn now
email: aherman >AT< umn  edu


name: alison wardlaw.
academic interests: evolutionary theory. sexual selection. host parasite. fluctuating selection.
extracurricular interests: squash
training: b.sc. biology/mathematics, 2010. queens university. phd toronto 16 — postdoc umn now
email: awardlaw>AT< umn  edu
you? [e-mail me]


grad students:  you? [e-mail me]

alexname: alex harkness [co-advised by emma goldberg]
academic interests: mating system evolution, evolution of sex, evolutionary dead ends
extracurricular interests:
amateur botanizing (hortitorture), effective altruism, reading science fiction
bs u. washington 2012


undergrads: YOU? [e-mail me]
mark richardname:
mark richard
academic interests: applied mathematics, biostatistics, python
extracurricular interests:

rich1126 >AT< umn  edu


technicians: YOU? [e-mail me]

image5911name: jill ekar
academic interests: local adaptation, speciation
extracurricular interests:

training: M.S. University of Hawaii – Hilo 2015.
email: jillekar >AT< gmali  com


inspiration: YOU? [e-mail me]

image5911name: prince Prince logo.svg
academic interests: shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus in the Columbidae
extracurricular interests:
Purifying himself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka
training: Central High School 1976



Heath Blackmanpostdoc [2016-2017] : [currently an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M ] blackmon lab webpage

Dena Grossenbacherpostdoc [2014-2015] : [currently an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Abispo] grossenbacher lab webpage

Krzysztof Stankiewicz. undergraduate researcher [2016] : [currently a masters student at the Imperial College London in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology]

Azira Riveraundergraduate researcher [2014-2015]

Cesar J Torres Gutierrez. summer LSSURP student [summer 2014] [see Cesar’s award winning poster]


friends / collaborators / visitors:  andrea sweigart . bob stupar . brian moore . david haig . david moelleremma goldberg . graham coop . jeremiah busch . kathleen donohue . leonie moyle . lex flagel . lila fishman .  nolan kane . peter tiffinmichael turelli . mike wade . stephen wright .


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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.