I am a scientist working in the Christakis Lab at Yale, where we use network science, genomics and experiments to understand biological foundations of human sociality.
I work as a Research Scientist in the Human Nature Lab at the Yale Institute for Network Science, directed by Nicholas A. Christakis. My research is on genomics of social networks, evolution of cooperation, and network interventions to improve and extend human life. I received my education and training at Yale, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford. Before coming to Yale, I did postdoc research on engineering induced pluripotent stem cells and their epigenomics, as well as completed 2 years of MD science coursework at Stanford Medical School.
My research combines bench work, computation, and field experiments. I am interested in biological foundations of human sociality and how that can help us improve lives and create healthier communities. Our largest project aims to reduce infant and maternal mortality in villages in the Western highlands of Honduras, one of the most isolated, dangerous and poorly developed places on our planet. That project is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Development Bank.Download my short CV
Postdoc Research, Stanford Medical School
PhD, Harvard University
MPhil, University of Oxford
BA, Yale University
Our Human Nature Lab does interdisciplinary work and welcomes undergraduate and graduate students across all physical and life science fields, as well as engineering, computer science, and math. Our PI, Professor Nicholas A. Christakis, holds appointments in EEB, BME, S&DS, Sociology, and Medicine, so any graduate students in search of a lab to join are especially welcome to come and check out our work.
Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistant positions are available both during school year and over the summer. Postdoc positions are also available for well-qualified graduates. If interested, contact me by email to set up an introductory meeting, or contact Nicholas directly after checking out the lab website.