The PI

Antonis Rokas
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences
B.Sc., Univ. Crete
Ph.D., Edinburgh Univ.
PostDoc, Univ. Wisconsin
Welcome to our website! Our lab's interests are quite diverse and largely center around two major areas of comparative biology; understanding the evolutionary relationships among living organisms, and elucidating the molecular origins and evolution of genetic pathways and morphological traits. We are working with a variety of different eukaryotes, such as fungi, mammals, and insects.

Lab Alumni

Our Research Team

The Rokas Lab, Summer 2013
Back row: Brian / Kris / David / Antonis / Leonidas / Xiaofan / Ken
Front row: George / Haley / Mara / Holly / Patricia / Abigail / Jen

Jennifer Wisecaver Kris McGary
PostDoctoral Fellow PostDoctoral Fellow
B.Sc., Humboldt State Univ. B.Sc., Bryan College
Ph.D., Arizona Univ. Ph.D., Univ. Texas-Austin
Personal website



Xiaofan Zhou Abigail Lind
PostDoctoral Fellow (jointly with Zwiebel lab) Graduate Student
B.Sc., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. B.Sc., Univ. North Carolina
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Univ.



Patricia Soria Ken Polzin
Graduate Student Graduate Student
B.Sc., Univ. Florida B.Sc., Henderson State Univ.



Leonidas Salichos David Rinker
Graduate Student Graduate Student(jointly with Zwiebel lab)
B.Sc., M.Sc., Agricultural Univ. Athens B.A., William & Mary College
M.Sc., Katholieke Univ. Leuven
Personal website



Mara Kim Haley Eidem
Graduate Student Graduate Student
B.Sc., Vanderbilt Univ. B.A., St. Olaf College
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George Greene Brian Cooper
Undergraduate Researcher Undergraduate Researcher
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