Matthew Hahn


American Association for the Advancement of Science (2017)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biology and Computer Science


Hahn's specific area of research focuses on the roles of natural selection and genetic drift in shaping nucleotide, gene family and gene expression within and between species, with a focus on model systems such as flies, mosquitoes, wild tomatoes and people. The analysis of these highly complex processes requires significant expertise in high-powered computing methods.

As a computational biologist, Hahn leverages the enormous amount of genetic information now available to scientists resulting from advances in genetic sequencing technology that explores previously unanswerable questions about how organisms function and evolve.

The recipient of a Ph.D. from Duke University in 2003, Hahn is co-author on more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and two books, including a forthcoming volume in 2018. He is also the director of the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics and the Center for Bioinformatics Research at IU Bloomington.