Jeffrey Powell

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Forestry And Environmental Studies

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Global Health Studies


Jeff Powell is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and an adjunct professor at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale. He also serves as the director for undergraduate studies and for the Yale Institute for Biospherics Studies at the Center for Ecology and Systematics of Animals on the Verge of Extinction. Dr. Powell’s major research interests include: experimental population genetics, molecular evolution and phylogenetics, speciation, and conservation genetics. He is the principal investigator for the National Geographic Society Grant.

Jeff Powell received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis. He is a member of the VectorBase Scientific Working Group and an editor at Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.


  • Mosquito research Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014)

  • Overseas Fellow United Kingdom (2008 - 2008)

    Professor Powell, an expert on genetic aspects of the evolutionary process, served as an Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University.

  • Malaria vector mosquitoes Italy; Mali (2003)

    Together with researchers from the universities in Rome and Mali, Professors Powell and Caccone are studying the patterns of genetic differentiation in malaria carrying mosquitoes in Mali.

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