LyAndra Lujan joined the Singh lab in June 2021 as a doctoral graduate student. In 2019 LyAndra received her B.A. in Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of New Mexico where she focused on human population genetics. She then spent a year in the Department of Ornithology at UNM studying population genetics and computational genomics in hummingbirds. LyAndra’s research focuses on using population genetics and computational genomics to investigate the evolution of proteins involved in meiotic recombination in arthropods and vertebrates. Outside of work she enjoys tending to her growing plant collection and lifting heavy weights.