Ana-Hermina Ghenu

PhD Student
Contact:  hermina.ghenu [at]

My general interest is in understanding how evolutionary processes shape genomes. I am particularly fascinated by the selective forces that different environments exert on a given genome. My Ph.D. research integrates fitness landscapes theory with bacterial experimental evolution in order to understand antibiotic resistance across environments.

And – oh yeah! – sometimes I like to hang out with my billions of bacteria (and several human) friends in the Gordo lab.

I completed my B.Sc. in evolution at the University of Toronto (2010) and my M.Sc. in molecular evolution at McMaster University (2015), both in Ontario, Canada. After working as a programmer and lab manager in Claudia Bank’s lab, I joined the IGC’s Integrative Biology & Biomedicine Ph.D. program in 2016.

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