Krishna Veeramah joined the faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook as an Assistant Professor in January 2014 as part of the new initiative in human evolutionary biology. Krishna is a primate genomicist and population geneticist, who received both his B.Sc. in 2003, and Ph.D. in 2008 from University College London. His Ph.D., conducted under the supervision of Mark Thomas, examined the distribution of genetic variation in Africans. He then moved to UCLA as part of John Novembre’s lab where he looked at the genetic architecture of European population isolates. In 2010 he joined Michael Hammer’s lab at the University of Arizona in order to lead a project comparing patterns of genomic variation on the autosomes and X chromosome in apes. At Stony Brook his research is focused on using genomic-scale data to understand the evolutionary genetics of human and non-human primates. He is also involved in projects examining three-spined stickelback, ancient DNA from Migration Period Europe and the genetic basis of epilepsy. CV
Deven obtained his PhD in 2017 from Connie Mulligan's lab at the University of Florida
Jonathan Gaige is an undergraduate majoring in Human Evolutionary Biology at Stony Brook University. Before coming to SBU Jonathan majored in Physical Sciences at Borough of Manhattan Community College where he did research on sea urchin egg preservation and mapped plasmid and genomic DNA of bacteria associated with L variegatus. In 2016, Jonathan attended the Turkana Basin Institute in northwestern Kenya receiving first hand experience in the study of ecology and evolution. At the Veeramah Lab, he aids in the generation of data to understand the evolutionary patterns of Three-spined stickleback populations. In the future he hopes to pursue a PhD in the field of paleogenomics.