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Population Genomics of microorganisms and their hosts in health and disease People

Omar E. Cornejo (PI)

I am a population geneticist interested in understanding how different processes like mutation, recombination and selection shape genomic variation in populations

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e-mail: omar.cornejo(at)


2013 – Present: Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University
2013 – Present: Affiliated Assistant Professor, Paul Allen School of Global Animal Health, Washington State University
2010 – 2013: Postdoctoral Scholar Stanford University
2009 – 2010: Postdoctoral Fellow Cornell University


PhD: Emory University (2009, supervised by Dr. Bruce Levin)
MSc: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC, Caracas – Venezuela) (2004, supervised by Dr. Ananias Escalante)
Bachelor of Science: Universidad Simon Bolivar (Caracas – Venezuela, 1999)

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