Alexandra "Sasha" Gavryushkina


I am interested in developing statistical and computational methods to study genomics and evolution. My current project involves developing and testing variant scoring methods that are used in genotype-phenotype studies.  In particular, I apply these methods to classify non-coding variation in human and other organisms' genomes. I work in Paul Garnder's group at Otago University.  

I am also interested in developing methods for Bayesian phylogenetic inference. These methods are applicable to a variety of problems in epidemiology, immunology and macroevolution. 

Previously, I have worked in Tanja Stadler's groupI have a PhD degree in Computational biology from the University of Auckland (supervised by Alexei Drummond) and a PhD degree in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics).