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.

I use a combination of experiments and population and comparative genomic approaches to study how changes in the modes of inheritance affect the resolution of conflict within (transposable elements) and between genomes (Mother’s Curse) in a cell. I also write synthesizing perspectives, book and literature reviews related to the above topics.

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.

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Contact Information
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
arvid.agren[at]cornell.edu