Andrew Wheeler

PhD Student

I am a genetics Ph.D. student with an astrobiology minor interested in the evolution of proteins across earth's history. I am currently working on inferring changes in amino acid frequencies using non-stationary models of amino acid substitution, and using this to infer evolutionary transitions in habitat temperature. I also work on methodological improvements to amino acid substitution models, for more accurate phylogenetic inference and ancestral sequence reconstruction.

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Twitter: @phylowheeler