Our people are leaders in the fields of human genetics, sociology, mathematics, history, evolutionary biology, English literature and psychology, from the nations most prestigous institutions. About a third come from a computational modeling background who are interested in identifying and modeling knowledge generation and transmission processes. The remaining two thirds take the long view of science and scholarship and bring their expertise into meaningful conversations and research on topics that are of interest to them and to the Lab as a whole.

In the Limelight

Hannah Landecker

Associate Professor, Sociology, UCLA

My work takes place at the intersection of the life and social sciences. In general, the social and historical study of biotechnology and life science, from 1900 to now, is my area of specialization.

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Cody Braun


Cody is a masters student in computer science, a veteran of several tech startups, and a University of North Carolina alumnus. Though he is currently studying high-performance computing, machine learning, and data analysis, his wide range of past experiences include jobs at small-town Southern newspapers, Portuguese olive farms, and Australian construction companies. Among other projects, he is currently working on a browser plugin designed to detect phishing, a bound ePaper book dynamically populated by a web crawler, and a handful of Arduino-based gadgets.

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