Ecology & Evolution
Krishna Veeramah joined the faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at
Stony Brook as an Assistant Professor in January 2014 as part of the new initiative
in human evolutionary biology. Krishna is a primate genomicist and population geneticist,
who received both his B.Sc. in 2003, and Ph.D. in 2008 from University College London.
His Ph.D., conducted under the supervision of Mark Thomas, examined the distribution
of genetic variation in Africans. He then moved to UCLA as part of John Novembre’s
lab where he looked at the genetic architecture of European population isolates. In
2010 he joined Michael Hammer’s lab at the University of Arizona in order to lead
a project comparing patterns of genomic variation on the autosomes and X chromosome
in apes. At Stony Brook his research is focused on using genomic-scale data to understand
evolutionary processes in a range of systems. He is involved in projects examining
contemporary evolution in the three-spined stickleback, ancient DNA from Migration
Period Europe, the genetics of dog domestication, latitudinal and temporal selection
in drosophila and the evolution of genes involved in epilepsy.