Dr. Devjanee (Devi) Swain Lenz is a genomicist with experimental and computational expertise in genomics, metabolomics, gene regulation, molecular evolution, and genome engineering. Dr. Swain earned her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied speciation genomics and quantitative genetics of metabolomics in yeast. Her postdoctoral work at Duke University focused on the evolution of human body fat. Throughout her career, Dr. Swain received numerous accolades including an Ernst Mayr Nomination and multiple seed grants. She has written and contributed to various grant proposals submitted to the NIH and NSF. In addition to her research pursuits, Dr. Swain has held multiple leadership roles in outreach programs to increase equity and diversity in STEM fields. In her free time, Dr. Swain enjoys spending time with her family, singing, watching sports, and being outdoors.
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry and German from the University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Genomics and Teaching Certificate from Washington University in St. Louis