Caesar Al Jewari, Postdoc
I have been working on eukaryote phylogeny since 2016, I have a B.Sc. in computer science, M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, and Ph.D. in Systematics. My research interests are designing methods and approaches to make phylogenetic reconstruction more robust with a special focus on resolving ancient and difficult nodes and relationships among the major divisions of eukaryotes. I aspire to make phylogenetics a more accessible and practical tool to allow drawing a more complete picture of the evolutionary history of eukaryotes.
Large part of my postdoc will be working in Burki’s lab on investigating more nodes in the eukaryote tree, mainly the origin of plastids and the relationship of Cryptista and Haptista to the rest of eukaryotes.
Other than reading and writing code, my favorite activities are walking and running.