Dr. Kimberly Gilbert

SNSF Ambizione Fellow

Ecological Genomics

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Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Ecological Genomics
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern

I am a population geneticist and evolutionary biologist interested in the processes that drive adaptive and maladaptive change in populations. I focus in particular on how demographic processes can alter the interaction of natural selection and genetic drift over time and space as populations evolve. As an Ambizione fellow at the Institute of Plant Sciences, I will be combining theoretical simulation approaches with empirical work in Arabis alpina to further understand the impact of species range expansions on populations' abilities to adapt to novel environments and survive in the face of accumulating deleterious genetic variation.

2020-current: SNSF Ambizione fellow, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern

2019-2020: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne

2017-2019: EMBO long-term postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern

2016-2017: EEB Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

2011-2016: PhD, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

2006-2010: BSc Biology, University of Virginia