Ran joined the lab in April 2010 after completing a PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. During his PhD studies with Yoav Gilad, Ran's research focused on understanding the evolutionary forces acting on gene regulation in primates.
Clement is interested in evolutionary genetics in both Drosophila and humans. Currently, he is studying the evolutionary and population genetics of sperm competition.
Tim completed a Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Lacey Knowles at the University of Michigan, where he studied the evolutionary consequences of X-linked inheritance and sex-specific natural and sexual selection in fruit flies. He joined the Clark lab in September 2009.
Jian is currently studying the regulatory roles of microRNAs, a field that he has gained experience in during his PhD. In our lab he is investigating their involvement in the innate immunity of Drosophila.
Rich Meisel is interested in the evolution of the genic content and organization of genomes, as well as the evolution of sex chromosomes and sex-biased gene expression.
Srilakshmi (Sri) joined the Clark lab in November 2011 after completing a PhD with Dr. Toomas Kivisild at the University of Cambridge. During her PhD, she worked on the genetics of Indian populations, as well as understanding climate- and diet-mediated selection in Asian populations. Currently, Sri is interested in understanding the genetics of complex traits, particularly metabolic and heart diseases. Ultimately, Sri is interested in using quantitative, evolutionary and population genetic approaches towards solving medical problems.
Rob joined the Clark lab in August 2011 after completing his Ph.D. with John Jaenika and Allen Orr at the University of Rochester. He is interested in the ecological and evolutionary consequences of genetic conflict, particularly sex-ratio meiotic drive.
Cris received his M.A. in statistics and Ph.D. in human genetics from the University of Michigan. His thesis research focused on the implications of the unique genomic architecture of founder populations, specifically, the Old Order Amish, on disease and quantitative trait genetic models.
Upon completing his graduate work and receiving his Ph.D. in August 2011, Xu was reappointed as a Research Associate in the Clark Lab. He recently completed a study of identifying novel imprinted gene in P2 neonatal mice brain by Illumina/Solexa sequencing the entire transcriptome and he is also investigating human linkage maps.
Nancy is interested the genetic basis of adaptation in natural populations, with a focus on the evolution of disease resistance and how organisms respond to varying pathogen pressures.
Angela Early is a second-year graduate student in the field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is broadly interested in the evolution of immunity, host-pathogen interactions, and the evolution of symbiotic relationships.
Haley is a graduate student in the Tri-I Computational Biology and Medicine program and joined the lab in 2010. She is interested in using and developing identity-by-descent inference methods in genome-wide association studies.
Keegan joined the Clark lab in May 2010 and is interested in
the role epigenetic factors play in phenotypic variance of complex traits.
Currently, he is using globally collected populations of Drosophila
melanogaster, inbred and fully sequenced, to identify factors involved in
the modification of chromatin.
Kevin received his bachelor degree from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec in 2009. He joined the Genetics & Development graduate program at Cornell in 2010. His thesis project is a collaborative effort between the Clark and the Barbash lab, where he is investigating the extent of heterochromatin variation in Drosophila. Also, he is interested in identifying loci displaying parent-of-origin effect (e.g. imprinting) genome wide.
Lori joined the Clark lab in September 2009 as an Administrative Assistant to Dr. Clark and his research team. Lori's background in financial management and experience with Cornell policies and processes, both in research and administration, helps to keep the lab running smoothly.
While completing her graduate studies with the Institute of Pathology and Molecular Immunology of the University of Porto, Portugal, Zelia joined the Clark lab to complete an analysis of polymorphism and divergence in the WDFC region of the human genome. She is also working to fit demographic models to chimpanzee sequence data, and perform an analysis of balancing selection in a large collection of Danish exomes.