New faces: Arun Sethuraman

New contributor Arun Sethuraman

New contributor Arun Sethuraman


This week we’re pleased to welcome a big group of new contributors to the blog. By way of introduction, I asked each of them to answer a few quick questions about him- or herself. —Jeremy
Who are you? Arun Sethuraman, Postdoctoral Associate/Scientific Programmer
Where are you? Lab of Jody Hey at the Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
What do you study? I am a computational biologist, and I build statistical models and tools for population genetics. I am particularly interested in studying the dynamics of structured populations, genetic admixture, and ancestral demography.
What do you you do when you’re not studying it? I binge-read Man Booker Prize nominees/winners, write short-short stories/monologues/plays on my blog (www.wordsworthless.blogspot.com), bust myths about academics being unfashionable, and bike the Schuylkill trail.

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy B. Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University Northridge, studying the evolution and coevolution of interacting species, especially mutualists. He is a collaborator with the Joshua Tree Genome Project and the Queer in STEM study of LGBTQ experiences in scientific careers. He has written for the website of Scientific American, the LA Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, and Slate.
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