Current Lab Members

Emily Dolson

Principal Investigator

Michigan State University

Emily is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior at Michigan State University. She studies eco-evolutionary theory in a variety of contexts ranging from cancer to evolutionary computation with the goal of uncovering general algorithmic principles. When not working, she enjoys board games, playing with her ferrets, and canadian folk music.

Acacia Ackles

PhD Student

Michigan State University

Acacia is a PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology and Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior at Michigan State University. They create new methods and metrics for data interfacing in order to study evolutionary genetics. They're also passionate about undergraduate pedagogy and interdisciplinary science. Outside of science, they spend most of their time chasing after three cats and two dogs, playing RPGs, and making bad jokes on twitter.

Shakiba Shahbandegan

PhD Student

Michigan State University

Austin Mills

Undergraduate Researcher

Michigan State University

Abigail Wilson

Undergraduate Researcher

Bard College



Lab Alumni

Shakeal Hodge

Undergraduate Researcher

Carleton College
June 2021 - September 2021

Zhen Ren

Undergraduate Researcher

Carleton College
June 2021 - September 2021