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 Richard R. 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.

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 a PhD student in the Biological Sciences doctoral program and was supported by 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.

Djivan Prentout

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Djivan obtained an M. S. in Ecology and Evolution and his PhD in evolutionary genomics at the Laboratoire de Biométrie et de Biologie Évolutive (LBBE), in Lyon. His PhD project focused on the evolution of sex chromosomes in plants using RNA-seq data. Current research focuses on the determinants of meiotic recombination in vertebrates.

Natanael Spisak

Postdoctoral Researcher (as of Sept 2022)

Natanael is pursuing a PhD in Physics at École Normale Supérieure in Paris. During his doctoral work, he investigated the evolutionary forces that shape the diversity of immune repertoires. For his postdoc research, he is interested in the processes of germline and somatic mutation.


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, most recently in the impact of transcription.

Anna Yoney

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Based primarily in 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