Nathan Clark
Principal Investigator


Computational and Systems Biology
Office: BST3 - Room 3080
412-648-7785

Jennifer Walker
Research Specialist / Lab Manager

Jen manages the wet-lab areas of the Clark Lab. She earned a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Pitt in 2002, a M.S. in Biochemistry from Wash. St. Univ. in 2005, and a M.A. in Secondary Science Education from West Virginia Univ. in 2009. Jen's biding her time here until she gets accepted to Starfleet Academy.

Camille Meslin
Postdoctoral Fellow

Camille joins us from the University of Tours, France where she wrote her dissertation on the evolution of vertebrate reproductive genes. She is currently studying the binding co-evolution of mating-type agglutinins in yeast species and male-female coevolution in butterfly reproductive proteins.

Wynn Meyer
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Wynn is a postdoc in Doris Bachtrog's lab at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is studying the evolution of traits involved in species divergence in a radiation of South Asian fruit flies. She is also more broadly interested in how different genomic regions interact and contribute to adaptation and diversification.

Raghav Partha
Graduate Student



Brandon Small
Undergraduate Researcher

Brandon is a University of Pittsburgh undergraduate working on an independent research project in the co-evolution of transport proteins in the GARP (Golgi-associated retrograde protein) complex.

David Taft
Undergraduate Researcher



Tamara Cherwin
Undergraduate Researcher



Jerrica Jamison
Undergraduate Researcher



Brennan Wright
Undergraduate Researcher



Past Members

Joseph Robinson
Undergraduate

Joe joined us from Gettysburgh College as part of the summer TECBio Research Experience for Undergraduates. He pioneered methods to correlate species environments with the evolutionary patterns of their genes.

Jonathan Tyler
Undergraduate

Jonathan is an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky majoring in Mathematics and Biology. He is working with Dr. Clark as a participant of the TECBio REU program studying the evolutionary rates of groups of proteins in 19 mammals. He plans on attending graduate school for applied math or computational biology after graduating.

Zelia Ferreira
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zelia joined the Clark lab from the University of Porto, where she wrote her dissertation in the human and primate evolution of WFDC genes, involved in reproduction and immune response. She is currently interesting in studying the co-evolution of trafficking proteins in yeast and in humans, in particular ones involved in kidney and heart disease.

Nick Wolfe
Undergraduate Researcher



Charles Kronk
Undergraduate Researcher



Bella Camacho
High School Superstar