Dylan H. Morris

PhD Candidate, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Princeton University

I am a PhD candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, advised by Simon A. Levin. My principal research interests are mathematical biology and eco-evolutionary dynamics. In particular, I use mathematical models to study how the evolution of RNA viruses is shaped by ecological processes within and between hosts. Additional interests include developing Bayesian statistical methods for ecology and evolution research, and studying the historical contingency – or directedness – of adaptive evolution.


  • Mathematical biology
  • Population genetics
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Virus ecology and evolution
  • Zoonotic disease emergence
  • Bayesian methods in ecology and evolution


  • PhD Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2020 (expected)

    Princeton University

  • MPhil Applied Biological Anthropology, 2014

    University of Cambridge

  • BA Ethics, Politics, & Economics, 2011

    Yale University