The Nielsen Lab works on the development and application of statistical and computational methods for analyzing genomic data in the context of evolutionary genetics, population genetics, and medical genetics. We are associated with the Department of Integrative Biology, the Department of Statistics, and the Center for Computational Biology at UC Berkeley. We are also affiliated with the Lundbeck Foundation Center for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen. You can read more about our research here.

In the Nielsen Lab we are committed individually and collectively to fighting all forms of discrimination and injustice. This includes opposing systems and actions that perpetuate discrimination based on attributes such as race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and socioeconomic class. We strive to build an inclusive environment where excellence in research is built on a foundation of diversity and equity and is fueled by honest scientific curiosity and integrity. We believe that Black Lives Matter and we fight to Stop Asian Hate.