After a few early years in Jerusalem, I moved to the suburbs of Detroit, where I grew up. After four great years as an undergrad at College of the Atlantic and research at the Jackson Lab, I moved to Indiana University, to pursue a Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics with Mike Wade and Leonie Moyle. I am now a postdoc with Graham Coop and Michael Turelli at UC Davis’ Center for Population Biology. I study issues related to speciation, plant mating system evolution, and the overlap between these areas. For more information on my research, check out my CV, publications, and my research page.
One of my favorite parts of science is that I get to develop ideas with smart and engaged people across the world. My current, past, and (hopefully) future collaborators include: Graham Coop, Michael Turelli, Leonie Moyle, Mike Wade, Boris Igic, Stephen Wright, Jeremiah Busch, Dena Grossenbacher, Ryan Briscoe Runquist, Mike Barker, David Haig, Jeremey van Cleve, Franscisco Ubeda, John Wilkins, Chris Muir, Kevin Flurkey and Jason Wolf. As these guys are pretty great, I recommend looking through their pages and publications
Dept. of Evolution and Ecology
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
phone: (530) 752-2999
email: ybrandvain – at – gmail – dot – com