Daniel Weissman



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I am interested in the dynamics of adaptation and the effects of selection on genetic diversity.

I am currently a postdoc in Oskar Hallatschek's group at UC Berkeley. Starting in August 2015, I will be an Assistant Professor of Physics at Emory University.


PhD, Physics, Stanford University, 2010.

BA, Physics and Mathematics, Harvard University, 2005.


MV Trotter, DBW, GI Peterson, KM Peck, J Masel (2014) Cryptic genetic variation can make irreducible complexity a common mode of adaptation. Evolution: accepted. arXiv

DBW (2014) Stress-induced variation can cause average mutation and recombination rates to be positively correlated with fitness. ALIFE 14: 43-44. Link

DBW, O Hallatschek (2014) The rate of adaptation in large sexual populations with linear chromosomes. Genetics 196: 1167–1183. PDF

M Arbilly, DBW, MW Feldman, U Grodzinski (2014) An arms race between producers and scroungers can drive the evolution of social cognition. Behavioral Ecology 25: 487-495. Link

DBW, NH Barton (2012) Limits to the rate of adaptive substitution in sexual populations. PLoS Genetics 8: e1002740. Link

DBW, MW Feldman, DS Fisher (2010) The rate of fitness-valley crossing in sexual populations. Genetics 186: 1389–1410. PDF

DBW, MM Desai, DS Fisher, MW Feldman (2009) The rate at which asexual populations cross fitness valleys. Theoretical Population Biology 75: 286–300. PDF

MM Desai, DBW, MW Feldman (2007) Evolution can favor antagonistic epistasis. Genetics 177: 1001–1010. PDF