Sam Yeaman

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Precision Medicine & Disease Mechanisms Program

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Adjunct Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office : BI394



  • Adaptation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Complex Traits
  • Genomics

Research Summary

My research program focuses on using evolutionary models to understand genomic data, and uses genomic data to understand the process of evolution. I am broadly interested in understanding how and why different kinds of adaptations evolve in response to similar evolutionary challenges. This fundamental research question has important implications to any process involving evolutionary change and understanding the genomic basis of this change. I often collaborate with researchers working on applied problems in medicine and agriculture.