Russ Corbett-detig (PI) - CV


Research Interests: evolutionary genetics, structural variation, positive selection, epistasis

Brief Bio: Russ started at UCSC as an assistant professor in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering in July of 2016. Before that, Russ was a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley in Rasmus Nielsen's lab where, among other things, he developed computational methods for infering and for simulating patterns of local ancestry in admixed populations. From 2010-2014, Russ did his graudate work in Dan Hartl's lab at Harvard where he studied population genomics of chromosomal inversions, epistasis and comparative patterns of genomic variation. 



Joseph Yull (Junior Specialist)


Research Interests: evolutionary genomics 

Brief Bio: Joseph is a graduate of UCSC from the class of 2017.


Paloma Medina (Graduate Student) - CVwebsite


Research Interests: sex and gender diversity, sexual selection, sex chromosome evolution
Brief Bio: Paloma received her Bachelors degree in Biology from Scripps College in 2014. As a Fulbright Research Scholar, she went on to work with Frank Chan in Tuebingen, Germany. In the Corbett lab, Paloma compares autosomal and sex chromosomal rates of adaptive substitution. 


Bryan Thornlow (Graduate Student)


Research Interests: evolutionary genetics, tRNA genetics, data science

Brief Bio: Bryan is a second-year graduate student at UCSC, focusing on the evolution of tRNAs and their flanking regions. Prior to coming to UCSC, he studied biology at Cornell University, specializing in animal physiology.  

David Liang (Undergraduate Researcher)


Research Interests: bioinformatics, genetics, data science 

Brief Bio: David is studying human biology and computer science at UCSC.

Victoria Serrano (Undergraduate Researcher)


Research Interests: evolutionary genomics 

Brief Bio: Victoria is studying evolutionary biology at UCSC.


Jackie Roger (Undergraduate Researcher)


Research Interests: computational genomics, tRNA evolution and modeling, epigenetics, nanopore sequencing

Brief Bio: Jackie is studying bioinformatics and statistics at UCSC.

Vanessa Venner (Undergraduate Researcher)

Research Interests: evolutionary genetics

Brief Bio: Vanessa is studying MCD biology at UCSC.