Dear CIG family,
My name is Daehan Lee, and I am a new postdoc in the Benton lab.
I obtained my Bachelor and PhD from Seoul National University, where I sought the genetic basis and natural variation of Caenorhabditis elegans hitchhiking behavior in Junho Lee’s lab.
Following my PhD, I carried out three years of post-doctoral research with the Erik Andersen group at Northwestern University. There, I investigated the natural genetic variation across wild C. elegans strains and studied how natural selection shapes the genomes and phenotypes of the species.
In the Benton lab, I will dissect the genetic and molecular basis of nervous system evolution in drosophilids through the cross-species quantitative neurogenetics.