NanditaGarudProfilePicI am excited to be joining UCLA’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department in 2019 as an assistant professor! Please contact me if you are interested in a postdoctoral or Ph.D. position in my lab.

I am interested in understanding how natural populations evolve. In my work, I have been focusing on evolution in two natural populations: bacteria in the human microbiome and Drosophila melanogaster.

I completed my M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Genetics at Stanford University in  Dr. Dmitri Petrov’s lab  where I developed a new statistical method to detect signatures of rapid adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster population genomic data. Currently I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Gladstone Institute at UCSF in Dr. Katie Pollard’s lab studying the evolution of bacteria in the human microbiome.

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