Graduate training opportunities

This is a list of labs recruiting graduate students with an interest in the evolutionary genetics of humans and other primates. To get your own lab onto this list, send email to

  1. Amy Goldberg We study population and evolutionary genetics of humans, our primate relatives, and our parasites. Current work includes demographic history of understudied human populations, primate immune genetics, and origins of malaria parasites. All positions will receive a stipend for the full PhD based on a mix of grant-funded RAships and potential TAships. More information available here.

  2. Austin Reynolds Our lab uses genomic data from ancient and contemporary communities to answer questions about human population history and disease risk. Students will receive a stipend for the duration of their PhD through a combination of university funded RA- and TA-ships. Visit the lab website for more information.

  3. Alan Rogers We study human population genetics, with emphases on population history and adaptive evolution. Student support is through NSF grants and the department. To apply, click here.

  4. Timothy Webster Our lab uses genomic data and computational methods to understand primate evolution, ecology, and behavior. We are particularly interested in the processes responsible for generating and maintaining biological diversity. In particular, we explore (1) macroevolutionary processes, especially speciation, adaptation, and sex chromosome evolution, (2) modern and historical aspects of behavioral ecology and social organization, and (3) within-organism patterns of somatic variation related to development and disease. This involves both the development of software and methods, as well as the analysis of large, population genomic datasets. This work also spans variety of species, with current projects investigating humans, chimpanzees, macaques, lemurs, and tortoises. For more information, click here.