Jorge A. Moreno


Jorge A. Moreno

Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Biology at Princeton University


My work is at the intersection of Evolutionary and Developmental biology. I use genomic, bioinformatic, and molecular tools in an effort to understand how morphological innovations have arisen across the evolutionary history of life.

About myself

I am an NSF GRFP funded Ph.D. candidate in the department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, working in the lab of Dr. Ricardo Mallarino. I received my B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Iowa in 2018, where I was part of Dr. Maurine Neiman’s research group.

I am broadly interested in how novel and interesting morphological phenotypes evolve and are developmentally regulated. Furthermore, I am interested in understanding how such pressures on morphological adaptation drive changes in genome structure and organization. In addition to research, I am heavily involved in scientific communication and outreach. I enjoy both coordinating and developing activities geared at increasing scientific literacy in the greater New Jersey area.