Theme 1 TCR
Areas of Expertise:
Next generation sequencing, viral evolution, molecular evolution, population genetics.
Population Genetics and Molecular Evolution. I want to apply Next Generation Sequencing technologies to better resolve and understand how genomes accumulate mutations and change population fitness, on an ever-larger scale. I have worked with model organisms like the fruit fly and budding yeast, and I have now turned my work towards infectious diseases. Each infection is an independent evolution event as the pathogen adapts to and overcomes the patients’ immune system. NGS provides a tool to understand this process with higher resolution than ever before.