akeyj at u.washington.edu
The intrepid leader of the wily gang of genome scientists.
emeryl at u.washington.edu
Leslie is interested in computational genomics, evolutionary & population genetics, and data visualization. Since joining the lab in 2009, she has focused her research on human demographic history and detecting the signatures of recent positive selection.
cait2249 at u.washington.edu
Caitlin is particularly focused on yeast genomics and evolution. She is currently investigating the evolution of noncoding regions in yeast.
jmwagner at u.washington.edu
Jenny is interested in yeast genomics. She is focused on the genetics of post-transcriptional processes and their effects on gene expression and protein levels.
bvernot at u.washington.edu
Ben is interested in human population genetics, with a focus on archaic introgression.
rgittel at u.washington.edu
Rachel is interested in how evolution has shaped genetic variation in humans and other primates.
wqfu at u.washington.edu
Wenqing is interested in the biological and evolutionary processes shaping the patterns of genomic variants, and the genetic mechanisms underlying human traits and diseases.
sunjin at u.washington.edu
Sunjin is interested in developing and applying population genomics methods to infer population genetics parameters and evolutionary history from large and complex comparative sequencing data sets.
jmadeoy at u.washington.edu
Jenny is currently the longest tenured member of the Akey lab and oversees essentially all experimental studies conducted in the lab. Simply put, without Jenny and Marnie experiments in the Akey lab would come to a grinding halt!
dakey at u.washington.edu
When she is not chasing after our two boys, Dayna is chasing down several projects in canine genomics. She has a long-standing interest in mapping genes contributing to inherited canine diseases and continuing to pursue similar projects in the Akey lab.
Former Lab MembersTimothy O'Connor
Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2013
timothydoconnor at gmail.com
Focus of study: human population genetics, rare variation association mapping
Current position: Assistant professor at University of Maryland
Research Scientist 2009-2013
marniejohansson at gmail.com
Focus of study: yeast genomics
Current position: University of Minnesota
daskelly at u.washington.edu
Focus of study: yeast evolutionary and functional genomics, statistical methods
Current position: postdoc at Duke University
jacob.tennessen at gmail.com
Focus of study: human population genetics, detecting positive selection
Current position: postdoc at Oregon State University
tjn3 at u.washington.edu
Focus of Study: canine genomics, copy number variation in canines
Current position: staff scientist at Washington University in St. Louis
sbiswas at u.washington.edu
Focus of study: human population genetics and statistical methods
Current position: Novo Nordisk Inflammation Research Center
lacharla at mail.med.upenn.edu
Focus of study: human evolutionary genomics
Current position: Program manager at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
jscr at u.washington.edu
Focus of study: evolution of gene expression QTL in yeast
Current position: Radiology resident at Duke University
2005 - 2007
johnccalhoun at gmail.com
Thanks John for developing our website!