Jonathan Pritchard

Departments of Genetics and Biology, Stanford University

Howard Hughes Medical Institute



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 the buttons above to learn more about our group.


An autobiography in 100 words:

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.