Alexander J. Stewart

I am currently a postdoc in Joshua Plotkin’s mathematical biology group at the University of Pennsylvania. I previously studied at University College London and Imperial College London.


I study evolutionary processes in biology using the tools of population genetics. My interests span the evolution of gene expression and gene regulatory networks, the nature and consequences of mutational and environmental robustness and the impact of social interactions on the ability of populations to adapt.


I work both on problems that contain detailed mechanistic information, for example models for the binding of transcription factor proteins to DNA, as well as more abstract problems, for example relating statistical properties of genomes or populations to the rate of adaptation in new environments.

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