Elizabeth Hellen

I am interested in a broad range of topics related to inter-species comparitive genomics. My research is primarily in animal systems, although that is more by coincidence than design.

At the University of Nottingham I worked with John Brookfield on the evolution of Transposable Elements, using phylogenies and molecular dating to learn about the histories of these elements.

I am now at Rutgers University in Andrew Kern's group researching other topics in the general field of comparative genomics. In particular we are currently investigating a number of questions related to convergent evolution.

I am also part of the teams running #ECRchat and Ignite Sheffield.