I am a second-year PhD student in the Feldman lab. My research focuses on the cultural evolution of conformist and anti-conformist transmission, and gene-culture co-evolution of altruism. I received my Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UCLA in 2014. There, I researched foraging behaviors in ants, birdsong syntax, and human morality. I am supported by the Stanford Graduate Fellowship.
Talia joined the Feldman lab in 2019. Her research focuses on the evolution of large group size in hominids and multilevel societies in early humans. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a double major in Math and Biology. At Swarthmore, she researched Honey Bee dance communication and collective decision-making.
Javier graduated from the Undergraduate Program in Genomic Sciences at UNAM in 2016, and from the Integrative Biology Masters program at LANGEBIO, Cinvestav in 2019. Here, he joined Andrés Moreno’s lab to answer historical questions with population genetics data from underrepresented populations, particularly from the Americas and the Pacific.
As a Biology PhD student at the Feldman Lab, Javier aims to develop tools that can facilitate the integration of different levels of human diversity aiding in questions related to human evolution, genomic relationships among populations, and complex disease.