Dee Ruttenberg

  • Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
  • Quantitative and Computational Biology
Advisor: Sarah Kocher
Kocher Lab

My passion for entomology began through long afternoons playing with ants in my driveway, but it was cemented with a BS in Genetics at the University of Chicago.  There, I used computational tools to elucidate the genetics behind variation in wing patterning in the butterfly Elymnias hypermnestra.  At Princeton, I hope to use tools from molecular biology, the computational sciences, and ecology to better understand the evolution of communication.  I love linguistics, board games, hiking, Commedia dell'arte, and collecting tchotchke turtles.