Current Lab Members

Sohini Ramachandran, PI, Principal Investigator

Sohini Ramachandran joined the faculty of Brown University in July 2010, after 3 years as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and postdoctoral fellow in Professor John Wakeley’s group at the Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. She completed her PhD in 2007 with Professor Marcus Feldman at Stanford University’s Department of Biological Sciences. Current CV and Google Scholar citations

Julia Palacios, postdoctoral fellow

Julia Palacios received her doctorate in Statistics from the University of Washington studying under Vladimir Minin, and joined the Ramachandran Lab in October 2013. She also works in the Wakeley lab at Harvard. Her primary research interest is the inference of effective population size from multilocus sequence data.

Lauren Alpert Sugden, postdoctoral fellow

Lauren Alpert Sugden received her doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Brown University studying under Chip Lawrence, and joined the Ramachandran Lab in June 2014. Her primary research interest is in the inference of selective sweeps from genome-wide data.

Priya Nakka, graduate student

Priya Nakka majored in Chemistry at Wellesley College and joined the Computational Biology PhD program and the Ramachandran Lab in June 2013. Priya is currently working on inferring the history of selection at risk alleles associated with leukemia across multiple human ethnicities.

Stephen Rong, graduate student

Stephen Rong majored in mathematics and anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis where he studied social evolution theory under David Queller. He joined the Ramachandran Lab and the Computational Biology doctoral program in Aug 2014, and though he is currently undecided about what his first research project will be, he is excited to start applying his math bio background to human population genetics.

Aaron Behr '15

Aaron is a senior undergraduate at Brown concentrating in Biology and Computer Science. He joined the Ramachandran lab in June 2014, and is developing a software package for use in analysis of population structure. His work over the summer is being funded by an UTRA.


Former Lab Members:

Akshay Walia

Akshay was a research assistant in the lab from 2012-2014, and will be joining the Schurr lab at Penn for his PhD.

Lilla Sai-Halasz

Lilla joined the lab as a high school rising junior during summer 2012 and works on our disease biogeography database, which is a collaboration with EEB faculty member Kate Smith. The Ramachandran Lab heads the bioinformatics portion of the project. Lilla is graduating from Wheeler High School in Providence in June 2014 and matriculating at Emory University. She continued working through summer 2014 before starting college.

Michael Goldberg '13

Former Fulbright Scholar in Montpelier, France (2013-2014); now a Clinical Data Analyst with Foundation Medicine, Boston MA (09/2014-present).


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