The PI

Antonis Rokas
Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Informatics, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences
B.Sc., Univ. Crete
Ph.D., Edinburgh Univ.
PostDoc, Univ. Wisconsin
 
Curriculum Vitae
 
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 2016
Back row: Xiaofan / Zack / Sean / Antonis / Kris
Middle row: Matt / Michelle / Mara / Juan / Haley / Julie
Front row: Kitae / Xing-Xing / Yuyu / Abigail / Jen / Maddison
Not present: Sam, Alex, and Rebecca

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.

 

 

Juan Ortiz Julie Phillips
Graduate Student PostDoctoral Fellow
B.Sc., Univ. Nacional de Colombia B.Sc., Middle Tenn. State Univ.
M.Sc., Univ. Wyoming M.Sc., Middle Tenn. State Univ.
Ph.D., Univ. California-Merced

 

 

Yuyu Wang Matt Mead
Visiting Graduate Student PostDoctoral Fellow
B.A., China Agricultural Univ. B.Sc., Iowa State Univ.
  Ph.D., Univ. Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

Mara Kim Haley Eidem
Graduate Student Graduate Student
B.Sc., Vanderbilt Univ. B.A., St. Olaf College
Personal website

 

 

Michelle Moon Jacob Steenwyk
Graduate Student (jointly with Abbot lab) Graduate Student
B.Sc., Seoul National Univ. B.Sc., Clark Univ.
  M.Sc., Clark Univ.

 

 

Xing-Xing Shen Rebecca Burke-Aguero
PostDoctoral Fellow Undergraduate Researcher
B.Sc., Hainan Univ.  
Ph.D., Sun Yat-sen Univ.  

 

 

Samuel Smith Alex Borowsky
Undergraduate Researcher Undergraduate Researcher

 

 

Kitae Kim Maddison Johnson
Bioinformatic Systems Engineer I Undergraduate Researcher
B.Sc., Univ. California-Berkeley  

 

 

   
Zackery Ely Your name here?
Undergraduate Researcher