This group photo was taken on August 27, 2017. From left to right, Peter Chi, Jordan Zehr, Kelly Clark, Claudia Weber, David Northover, and Mark Walker.
Senior and Postdoctoral Researchers
Peter Chi is a Visiting Professor (Research Assistant Professor) working in the research group. Peter also works as an Assistant Professor at Ursinus College in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He joined us, following a previous Assistant Professor position in the Department of Statistics at Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo. Originally from Newark (Delaware), Peter received his B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Michigan, his M.H.S. in Genetic Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from University of Washington. Peter works on various problems in computational molecular evolution. He joined the group in 2015. Peter will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Villanova University in August, 2018. Congratulations!
Claudia Weber is a postdoctoral researcher in the group. Originally from Munich (Germany), Claudia completed her Mbiol. and Ph.D. degrees with Prof. Laurence Hurst at University of Bath (UK) working on protein evolution. Her first postdoctoral research period was with Prof. Hans Ellegren in the Evolutionary Biology Centre at Uppsala University (Sweden), working on genomics. At Temple University, Claudia works on protein evolution. She joined the group in 2015.
Ph.D. Rotation Students
Chris Carnivale is a Temple University Biology Ph.D. student doing a rotation in the Liberles Group in 2017-18. He is originally from Moorestown, New Jersey and received his B.S. in biology from Temple University. Chris is working on new models for species interaction in an ecosystem for the analysis of metagenomic data during his rotation.
Mark Walker is a Temple University Biology Ph.D. student doing a rotation in the Liberles Group in 2017-18. He is originally from Christchurch (New Zealand), where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from University of Canterbury and worked in the research group of Anthony Poole and collaboratively with Austen Ganley. Mark is working on models for duplicate gene retention in the group during his rotation.
David Northover is an M.S. student in the group at Temple. David grew up in Mount Tabor, NJ, then attended Stevens Institute of Technology, where he received a B.S. in Computer Science. After spending a decade in the corporate world as a professional programmer, David returned to school to enter the field of computational biology, here at Temple University. His current work is in the area of computational comparative genomics. David joined the group in 2017.
Jordan Zehr is an M.S. student in the group at Temple. Originally from Dryden, NY, Jordan was an undergraduate biology major at Albright College. He works on a project on computational comparative genomics of gene duplicates in teleost fish and in plants. Jordan joined the group in 2017.
Catherine Browne (B.S., M.S. University of Melbourne (Australia)) is a current Ph.D. student in Mathematics at University of Tasmania and will join the group as a visiting Ph.D. student for 1 year in 2018. More information to follow.
Andrew Ritchie (B.S., University of Sydney (Australia), B.L., Australian National University, Ph.D., University of Sydney (Australia)) will join the group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2018. More information to follow.
Tristan Stark (B.S., Ph.D., University of Tasmania (Australia)) will join the group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2018. More information to follow.
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