Cecile Ane

Program / Dept 1
Statistics
Program / Dept 2
Botany
Short Research Description

My research group works on statistical methods to answer questions in evolutionary biology. Molecular sequences data (like whole genomes) are used to infer evolutionary trees, which describe relationship between species. We study, develop, and implement methods to answer questions about the molecular process of evolution, evolution of morphological traits, detection of natural selection, species boundaries, etc.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
JF Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution
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Undergrad Major:
Mathematics
Grad Major:
Probability
Significance:
understand the origin of new viral diseases, strategies to prevent resistance to antibiotics, factors of species extinction, etc.