Research - Evolution

Organic evolution is concerned with the processes that have given rise to the great diversity of life on earth. Evolutionary processes include both neutral processes - those that occur due to chance events - and selective processes - those that favor the survival and perpetuation of a specific genotype within a population over other variants.

Dr. Dustin Brisson

Dustin Brisson

Professor of Biology Director - Evolution and Ecology of Disease Systems Laboratory, Director - Biology Master's Program


209 Leidy Laboratory

Research Interests
Ecology and Biodiversity, Evolution, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, Microbiology Read Bio
Dr. Aman Husbands

Aman Husbands

Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology

Lynch 103B Laboratory

Research Interests
Plant Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, Evolution Read Bio
Dr. Junhyong Kim

Junhyong Kim

Patricia M. Williams Term Professor of Biology Co-Director, Penn Program in Single Cell Biology, Adjunct Professor, Computer and Information Science


304G Lynch Laboratory

Research Interests
Computational Biology, Evolution, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, Neurobiology, Behavior, and Physiology Read Bio
Dr. Michael Lampson

Michael Lampson

Professor of Biology


204I Lynch Laboratory

Research Interests
Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolution Read Bio

Mia Levine

Associate Professor of Biology Associate Chair of Biology


204B Lynch Laboratory

Research Interests
Evolution, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, Cell and Developmental Biology Read Bio
Joshua Plotkin

Joshua B. Plotkin

Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor of the Natural Sciences (sabbatical leave Fall 2023, Spring 2024)

219 Lynch Laboratory

Research Interests
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Read Bio
Dr. Paul Sniegowski

Paul Sniegowski

Professor of Biology Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences


213 Leidy Laboratory

Research Interests
Evolution Read Bio
Sarah Tishkoff photo

Sarah Tishkoff

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor Departments of Genetics and Biology


Research Interests
Evolution, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics Read Bio