Dylan H. Morris

Dylan H. Morris

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at UCLA in the lab of Jamie Lloyd-Smith. I obtained my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where I was 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
  • Virus ecology and evolution
  • Population genetics
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Zoonotic disease emergence
  • Bayesian methods in ecology and evolution
  • PhD Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2020

    Princeton University

  • MPhil Applied Biological Anthropology, 2014

    University of Cambridge

  • BA Ethics, Politics, & Economics, 2011

    Yale University