Will Freyman


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Goldberg Lab at UMN. In September 2018 I join the research team at 23andMe as a population geneticist and computational biologist. My research interests revolve around empirical and theoretical aspects of computational phylogenetics and evolutionary genomics.

Computational phylogenetics and modeling

I've implemented ancestral state reconstruction and stochastic character mapping functionality in the RevBayes project. In RevBayes I've also worked on state-dependent speciation and extinction models of discrete character evolution. I'm broadly interested in mathematical models of evolution and applying them with Bayesian inference.

Evolutionary genomics

Introgression and hybridization are increasingly understood to be important evolutionary processes across the tree of life. I work on models that bridge coalescent and phylogenetic theory to infer ancient introgression and hybridization events.