Welcome to the homepage of the Kern Lab

Our research focuses on variation among individuals in the genomes of humans, mosquitos, fruit flies, and plants. In particular we are interested in the role that natural selection has played in shaping patterns of genome variation. Look around you- casual observation of the natural world leads to the intuition that organisms are superbly adapted to their environments. We are interested in dissecting these adaptations at the genomic level, and in turn learning about the nature of the adaptive process. To this end we use computational and mathematical approaches towards using genome sequence data for evolutionary inference.


We love our new home in the Institute for Ecology and Evolution at University of Oregon! Come visit us.

Open positions

We are currently looking for postdocs and graduate students to work on analysis of large-scale population genomic datasets for a variety of organisms. No previous experience in population genetics or computational biology is necessary-- we will teach you that. Just bring your enthusiasm for the natural world and a strong desire to learn. If you are interested, please send us an email.