Position title: Grad Student
JoJo grew up in Milwaukee, WI and received his B.S. in biology from UW-Madison. Upon graduation, he researched algal genomics and morphology at the New York Botanical Garden, worked at the Molecular Genomics Core at the University of Southern California, and analyzed the skin microbiome in the Kalan Lab and UW-Madison. He joined the Currie Lab in Fall 2019 as a Genetics PhD student, and is interested in taking an evolutionary developmental (Evo-Devo) approach to studying the genetic and phenotypic diversity of the fungus-growing ants. Outside of lab, JoJo enjoys basketball and music.