E-mail: ahghenu at igc.gulbenkian.pt
I completed my B.Sc. in evolution at the University of Toronto (2010) and my M.Sc. in molecular evolution at McMaster University (2015), both in Ontario, Canada. After working as a programmer and lab manager in the lab of Claudia Bank at the IGC, I joined the IGC’s Integrative Biology & Biomedicine Ph.D. program in 2016. I am co-supervised by Isabel Gordo and Claudia Bank for my thesis work.
My general interest is in understanding how evolutionary processes shape genomes. I am particularly fascinated by the selective forces that different environments exert on a given genome. My Ph.D. research integrates fitness landscapes theory with bacterial experimental evolution in order to understand antibiotic resistance across environments.
* indicates equal contribution
A.-H. Ghenu*, A. Blanckaert*, R.K. Butlin, J. Kulmuni, and C. Bank. (2018)
Conflict between heterozygote advantage and hybrid incompatibility in haplodiploids (and sex chromosomes). Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.14482
R.K. Schott, J. Mueller, C.G.Y. Yang, N. Bhattacharya, N. Chan, M. Xu, J.M. Morrow, A.-H. Ghenu, E.R. Loew, V. Tropepe, and B.S.W. Chang. (2016) Evolution of photoreceptors in the diurnal ribbon snake: what happened to the rods in the all-cone retina? PNAS, 113(2):356-61. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1513284113