John Pool
John Pool

John started the lab in 2011.  Prior to that, he did postdocs with Chuck Langley (UC Davis) and Rasmus Nielsen (UC Berkeley & Copenhagen), and a PhD with Chip Aquadro (Cornell).  At UW-Madison, he is affiliated with the Laboratory of Genetics and the Genetics PhD program, the Zoology grad program, the J. F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution, and the Genome Sciences Training Program.

Maud Duranton

Dr. Duranton studies the population genomics of admixture and the evolutionary models underlying early stage reproductive isolation.  Her PhD work linked genomic variation and speciation in European sea bass, in the research group of Pierre-Alexandre Gagnaire at the University of Montpellier.
PhD Students:

Chris McAllester

Chris is a Genetics PhD student interested in using theory and computation to answer evolutionary questions.  He is currently investigating a new model for inversion maintenance. As an undergraduate at Cornell, he did computational research on transcription factor binding sites with Robert Reed.

Tiago Ribeiro

Tiago is a Zoology PhDstudent.  He is researching the genetic architecture of adaptive trait evolution and the utility of SNP-level differentiation for detecting local adaptation.  He received a masters degree from the University of So Paulo working with Christina Miyaki.

Matt Lollar

Matt is a Genetics PhD student interested in behavioral evolution and reproductive isolation.  He is investigating the genetic and biological basis of  hybrid breakdown in male mating success within D. melanogaster.  He did masters research on fly behavior with Janis O'Donnell at the University of Alabama.

Siyuan Feng

Siyuan is a Genetics PhD student interested in altitude adaptation and the integration of population and functional genomics.  He is currently analyzing population genomic data from the agricultural pest Drosophila suzukii.  His masters research was advised by Mingzhou Li at Sichuan Agricultural University.

Olivia Gargulak Olivia is a senior Genetics & Genomics major.

Zach Johnson Zach is a senior Genetics & Genomics major.

Clarice Danen
Clarice is a junior Genetics & Genomics major.

Paul Connolly
Paul is a junior Genetics & Genomics major.

Lab alumni:

Amir Yassin - faculty member at
CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette
Hlose Bastide - faculty member at University of Paris-Sud & CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette
Justin Lack - computational biologist at the National Institutes of Health
Ryuichi Sugino - computational biologist at Saitama Cancer Center
Yuheng Huang - postdoc at UC-Irvine with Grace Lee

PhD students:
Jeremy Lange - computational biologist at Genus Plc / ABS Global
Quentin Sprengelmeyer - visiting professor at Beloit College

Davorka Gulisija - faculty member at the University of New Mexico
Murillo Rodrigues - PhD student at the University of Oregon with Andrew Kern and Peter Ralph
Juliana Cordeiro - faculty member at Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Brazil)

Undergraduates who finished their UW careers in the Pool Lab:
Nicole Bangart (2014)
Evan Johanning (2014) - Lab Supervisor at Assurance Drug Testing
Dylan Braun (2015) - Scientist at Thermo Fisher
Ben Groth (2017) - PhD Student at UC Davis
Grant Hoppel (2017)
- Science Teacher
Matt Monette (2017) - Medical student at Des Moines University
Audrey Simard (2017) - PhD Student at Penn State
Vedika Ramesh (2018)
- Genetic Counseling Assistant at Cleveland Clinic
Tim Biewer-Heisler (2019) - PhD student at Indiana
Daria Ghorbanpoor (2020) - Dental student