Zachary Sailer


University of Oregon
Zach Sailer is a physicist, turned software developer, turned evolutionary biologist. He began his academic career as a condensed matter physicist in Jon Fernsler's lab at Cal Poly SLO. While at Cal Poly, he met and joined the IPython team and worked as a core developer for a year. Now, Zach is PhD student in Mike Harms' lab, an evolutionary biophysics lab at the University of Oregon. He's using bioinformatics, phylogenetics, and machine-learning to uncover mechanisms that shape how proteins evolve.