Lab Members

Christina Bergey

CHRISTINA BERGEY – PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Rutgers University
Office: Nelson Biological Laboratory, Room B416, Busch Campus
Email: christina.bergey@rutgers.edu
Twitter: @bergeycm


Amber Trujillo

AMBER TRUJILLO – Ph.D. STUDENT (co-advisee)
Department of Anthropology, New York University
2018 Predoctoral Ford Fellow
Email: aet359@nyu.edu

Amber is a doctoral student in biological anthropology interested in the coevolution of malaria, mosquitoes, and primates. She is specifically focused on investigating immune response evolution using dual-transcriptomics, as well as using environmental DNA for insecticide resistance tracking and vector surveillance. She is also passionate about scientific outreach and teaching.

BECCA DE CAMP – Ph.D. STUDENT
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
Email: rmd222@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Becca is a first-year doctoral student in biological anthropology. She is interested in the evolution of strepsirrhine primates, specifically lemurs, and hopes to use evolutionary genetic methods to study this topic. Becca also has interests in population genetics, primate sensory system evolution, and sexual diversity in mammals.


KEVIN TILTON – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
Department of Genetics, Rutgers University
Email: kevin.tilton@rutgers.edu

Kevin is interested in many fields of genetics, and he is currently working on a computational analysis of anthropoid (monkey and ape) primate genomes. Specifically, they’re looking at coding sequence variation to determine how primate evolution has been impacted by malaria. Kevin is excited to be studying primates at the moment and also looks forward to discovering what their future research focus will be through the experience gained from their undergraduate career and beyond.

ALEXANDRA BECK – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
Department of Genetics, Rutgers University
Email: afb85@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Alexandra is a junior undergraduate student interested in how genetics can change our understanding of the world. She previously researched the sex-biased transcription response to O’nyong’nyong Virus (ONNV) infection in Anopheles mosquitoes with collaborators at Penn State. Now, she is researching how COVID-19 and coronavirus-associated genes have evolved in primates.


Lab Alumni:

EMILY ALI – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT (2019)
Email: ea414@scarletmail.rutgers.edu