I am a Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Biology at
Stanford University and an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical
Institute. My group uses statistical and computational methods to
study questions in genomics and evolutionary biology. Please follow
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Born Essex England 1971. Moved to Pennsylvania 1986. Childhood
interest in natural history: insects, reptiles, birds. 1989-1994 Penn State
undergraduate in biology and math; became interested in population
genetics. Penn State track and cross country teams; 5000m best 14:17.
1994-1998 Stanford PhD in biology with Marc Feldman: theoretical
popgen, microsats, population structure. 1998-2001 Oxford Stats
postdoc with Peter Donnelly, more on structure, also rare variants,
LD. 2001-2013 faculty job University of Chicago; popgen, statgen,
genomics. 2013 moved to Stanford. Personal: married Lianne Kurina,
kids Simon, Lucy; enjoy running, biking, birding, backpacking.