Ben Liebeskind

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Taken in the Icelandic town of Stykkisholmer at 10:45pm.

Benjamin J. Liebeskind

Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Marcotte and Dr. Richard Aldrich.

Email: bliebeskind<at>austin<dot>utexas<dot>edu

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Research Interests

  • Early evolution of the nervous system
  • Deep phylogeny of gene families associated with the nervous system.
  • Systems biology and yeast genetics
  • Orthology inference

Other activities

April Wright and I co-founded and teach a graduate student-led programming and bioinformatics working group at UT Austin. If you're interested in learning how to program, you can look at our course webpage here:

Other good resources for learning how to program:

I also play old-time fiddle music and have an interest in ancient natural philosophy, because why be just one kind of nerd?