Rori Rohlfs


I am queer and I am a statistical geneticist and evolutionary biologist. //

I’m a femme dyke studying statistical genetics and evolutionary biology as an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University. My research ranges from estimating how often forensic DNA methods misidentify a suspect, to identifying genes with adaptive changes in expression, to understanding the contribution of women to the foundation of computational population genetics. Being queer has given me an important perspective (as well as useful skills!) in science. As a femme, I continually correct the heteronormative assumption that I am straight. Through this practice, questioning assumptions has become natural to me, a key step in many of my scientific research projects.