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

Iman Hamid, PhD student

Iman is a graduate student in the University Program in Genetics and Genomics. She earned her BS in Biology from UCLA. She is working on inferring signatures of selection and adaptive introgression in an admixed population. Iman joined the lab in November 2019.


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.

Katharine Korunes, Postdoctoral fellow

Katharine started her postdoc in the lab June 2019. She is completed her PhD in Genetics & Genomics with Mohamed Noor at Duke. She is working on complex demography and selection in admixed populations. Katharine work is supported by an NIH NRSA fellowship.

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.

Shae Simpson, Undergraduate

Shae is an undergraduate student at Duke University. She is currently undeclared but planning to declare a major in Evolutionary Anthropology. She is identifying signatures of selection for adaptation to malaria in diverse human populations. Shae joined the lab in August 2020.


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

Former lab members

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.