David Bryant

Professor
Director of Computational Modeling (COMO)
University of Otago

david.bryant@otago.ac.nz

 

Background

  • Associate Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Auckland, 2008--10
  • Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Auckland, 2005-2007
  • Associate Professor, Dept. Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal. 2005
  • Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal. 2001-2005
  • Postdoc at LIRMM, Montpellier, with Olivier Gascuel, 2000-2001
  • Postdoc at CRM, Montreal, with David Sankoff, 1998-2000
  • Ph.D. (Mathematics) at University of Canterbury with Mike Steel 1994-1997

Affiliations

Research Areas

Mathematical, statistical, and computational aspects of evolutionary biology. Much of my work to date has focused on phylogenetics, the reconstructon of evolutionary history. I am currently investigating areas of cross-over between phylogenetics, population genetics and geography. 

Ph.D. Scholarships available!

I'm always looking for Ph.D. students with a good mathematical background who are interested in working on projects related to evolutionary biology or mathematical diversities. The University of Otago has multiple PhD scholarships available and, in addition, international PhD students only pay domestic fees (these would be covered by a scholarship if you got one).