J. Arvid Ågren

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes and consequences of genomic conflicts. Currently, I am a postdoc in Andy Clark‘s lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell, funded by the Sweden-America Foundation

I use a combination of experiments, theory, and comparative genomic approaches to study how changes in the modes of inheritance affect the resolution of conflict within and between genomes. I also write synthesizing perspectives, book and literature reviews connecting selfish genetic elements to social evolutionary theory more generally.

I finished my PhD working with Stephen Wright at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto in 2015. Throughout my time at U of T I was also a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Before that I read biology at the University of Edinburgh.


Contact Information
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA