J. Arvid Ågren

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes and consequences of genomic conflicts. Currently, I am a Wenner-Gren Fellow at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University

I use a combination of experiments, theory, and comparative genomic approaches to study the origin and resolution of conflicts within and between genomes. I also write synthesizing perspectives, and develop new mathematical models connecting selfish genetic elements to social evolutionary theory more generally.

Prior to coming to Harvard, I was a postdoc in Andy Clark‘s lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, funded by the Sweden-America FoundationI did my PhD work on transposable element and genome size evolution with Stephen Wright at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. 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.


Contact Information
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA