Current Lab Members

Molly Przeworski

Dept. of Biological Sciences
Dept. of Systems Biology

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Molly received a B.A. in Mathematics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, working with Brian Charlesworth and Dick Hudson. Her postdoc was in the group of Peter Donnelly in the Statistics Dept. of the University of Oxford, and was followed by a two year stint as a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Before moving to Columbia University, she was a faculty member at the University of Chicago (where she was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist) as well as, briefly, at Brown University.

Ipsita Agarwal

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Ipsita has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics from Amherst College (2013). She was a Ph.D. student in the Biological Sciences doctoral program and is staying on for a few months as a postdoc. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of de novo mutations in humans.

Carla Hoge

Graduate Student

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Carla studied Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees (2017). She is currently a PhD student in the Biological Sciences doctoral program and a recipient of an NSF pre-doctoral fellowship. Her research in the lab focuses on the evolution of recombination in vertebrates.

Marc de Manuel Montero

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Marc has an undergraduate degree in Human Biology, a M.S in Bioinformatics and recieved his PhD in Biomedicine at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. During his PhD, Marc studied introgression events between chimpanzees and bonobos, as well as genetic adaptations in the lineage of domestic dogs. He is currently interested in using comparative genomics to deepen our understanding of the mutation process, in research funded by the Human Frontiers Science Program.

Hannah Munby

Graduate Student

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Hannah graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Natural Sciences and an MSci in Systems Biology. During and after her master’s she worked on the evolutionary genomics of Lake Malawi cichlids in Richard Durbin’s group. She is a PhD student in the Biological Sciences doctoral program and is currently interested in the genetics of adaptation.

Felix Wu

Graduate Student

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Felix has an undergraduate degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University (2014). He is a Ph.D. student in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies doctoral program. He currently works on estimating mutation rates in vertebrates. Outside of the lab, Felix is interested in music and cooking, but he swears that he doesn’t sing Verdi in the kitchen.

Minyoung Wyman

Research Scientist

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Minyoung obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto where she studied the evolution of sexual dimorphism. She is interested in the genesis of human germline mutation, particularly in mutational strand asymmetries.

Anna Yoney

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Jointly with Kristin Baldwin’s lab, Anna is investigating mechanisms through which mutations accumulate in quiescent (e.g. oocytes) or post-mitotic cells (e.g. neurons) and implications for evolution and aging, using cell types derived from iPSCs. Anna holds a B.S.E in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University, where she worked with Eric Siggia and Ali Brivanlou.


Przeworski lab, September 2017
September 2019