Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Molly Przeworski is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences and of Systems Biology. The focus of her work is in population genetics. Dr. Przeworski earned her BA in mathematics from Princeton University, her PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago, and completed a postdoc in the statistics department at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining Columbia in 2014, she was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and on the faculty at Brown and the University of Chicago. She is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist award, and the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator award, and most recently elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Przeworski's research has contributed to a better understanding of how natural selection operates in humans and in other species and of how and why recombination and mutation processes evolve in vertebrates.