Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Physics
Alison Sweeney is Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Physics at Yale University. Before joining the faculty at Yale, she was Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Sweeney’s interdisciplinary group focuses on the mechanisms by which novel materials arise in natural evolution, and the mechanisms by which evolution finds novel routes to self-assembly. She was a postdoctoral scholar and research scientist in the group of Dan Morse at the University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on marine biophotonic materials. Sonke Johnsen at Duke University advised her Ph.D. work on the evolution of squid optics.