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Magnus Nordborg

Associate Professor (Research) of Biological Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-5349
Office: RRI 319A

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website


Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1994
B.S. Biology and Mathematics, Lund University, Sweden, 1989

Postdoctoral Training

Research Associate, University of Chicago, 1994-1997  

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Associate Professor, Molecular & Computational Biology, University of Southern California, 2004-2011  
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, 2000-2004  

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Associate Professor (Research), Molecular & Computational Biology, University of Southern California, 2011-  
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Lund University, 1997-2000  

Other Employment

Scientific Director, Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, 2009-  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

My primary research interest is the genetic basis of adaptation. I would like to know more about the number and types of genetic differences that underlie adaptive differences, and understand their evolutionary dynamics. I use a combination of empirical and theoretical approaches, ranging from gene mapping in Arabidopsis thaliana, to the development of basic population genetics models.

Research Specialties

Population genetics, evolutionary biology

Honors and Awards

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2011-  
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