Amy Goldberg, PI

Amy is an Assistant Professor at Duke University. Before joining Duke in January 2019, she was a Miller Fellow at Berkeley working with Rasmus Nielsen. She completed her PhD with Noah Rosenberg at Stanford in 2017, and did her Bachelor's in Mathematics and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Michigan (2012). Amy is faculty in the Departments of Evolutionary Anthropology, Biology, and Mathematics, and associated with the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology.


amy [dot] goldberg [at]

PhD Students

Bide (Peter) Chen, PhD student

Bide is a graduate student in the University Program in Genetics and Genomics. He graduated from Zhejiang University. Bide joined the lab in May 2022.

Katherine McVay, PhD student

Katherine is a graduate student in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology. She earned her BS in Genetics and BA in Anthropology from North Carolina State University. She is interested in the impact of cultural change and interaction on parasite genetic adaptation. Katherine joined the lab in August 2021.

Krista Pipho, PhD student

Krista is a graduate student in the University Program in Genetics and Genomics. She received her BS in Biochemistry from The University of Rochester. She is modeling genetic variation in the malaria causing parasite Plasmodium vivax. She joined in the lab in March of 2021.


Shyamalika Gopalan, Postdoctoral fellow

Shyamalika joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher in November 2020. She is interested in studying how the spread of agriculture throughout the world has shaped the genetics and demography of human populations.

Marina Voinson, Postdoctoral fellow

Marina is a postdoctoral fellow since March 2020. She completed her BS & PhD mathematical biology from the University of Lille in France. Marina will be working on mathematical models and stochastic simulation of infectious disease.


Jillian Grassia, Undergraduate

Jillian is an undergraduate student at Duke pursuing a B.S. in biology with minors in chemistry and cultural anthropology. She is modeling genetic variation in malaria parasites. Jillian joined the lab in August 2020.


The Goldberg lab is currently recruiting students and postdocs, more information here.

Former lab members

Iman Hamid, PhD student, 2019-2022.

Katharine Korunes, NIH NRSA postdoc, 2019-2022.

Ratchanon (RP) Pornmongkolsuk, UPGG rotation student, spring 2022.

Shae Simpson, undergraduate researcher, 2020-2021.

Nicholas Pinto, undergraduate researcher, fall 2020.

Rachel Keener, UPGG rotation student, fall 2019.

Katya Bobrek, undergraduate researcher, summer 2018.

Stuart Castaneda, visiting Masters student, summer 2019.

Anjani Pradhananga, visiting Masters student, summer 2019.