Nandita Garud

Assistant Professor, Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles


Population genetics, evolution, microbiome, Drosophila, statistical methods development

Education and Training

Stanford UniversityPhD2015Genetics
Stanford UniversityM.S.2012Statistics
Cornell UniversityB.S.2008Biology; Biometry and Statistics


  1. Harris M, Kim BY, Garud N. Enrichment of hard sweeps on the X chromosome compared to autosomes in six Drosophila species.. Genetics, 2024.
  2. Wolff R, Garud NR. Pervasive selective sweeps across human gut microbiomes.. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023.
  3. Harris M, Kim B, Garud N. Enrichment of hard sweeps on the X chromosome compared to autosomes in six Drosophila species.. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023.
  4. Mah JC, Lohmueller KE, Garud N. Inference of the demographic histories and selective effects of human gut commensal microbiota over the course of human history.. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023.
  5. Radaic A, Shamir ER, Jones K, Villa A, Garud NR, Tward AD, Kamarajan P, Kapila YL. Specific Oral Microbial Differences in Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes Are Associated with Distinct Sites When Moving from Healthy Mucosa to Oral Dysplasia-A Microbiome and Gene Profiling Study and Focused Review.. Microorganisms, 2023.
  6. Garud NR. Understanding soft sweeps: a signature of rapid adaptation.. Nature reviews. Genetics, 2023.
  7. Briscoe L, Halperin E, Garud NR. SNV-FEAST: microbial source tracking with single nucleotide variants.. Genome biology, 2023.
  8. Pandey D, Harris M, Garud NR, Narasimhan VM. Understanding natural selection in Holocene Europe using multi-locus genotype identity scans.. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023.
  9. Wolff R, Shoemaker W, Garud N. Ecological Stability Emerges at the Level of Strains in the Human Gut Microbiome.. mBio, 2023.
  10. Madi N, Chen D, Wolff R, Shapiro BJ, Garud NR. Community diversity is associated with intra-species genetic diversity and gene loss in the human gut microbiome.. eLife, 2023.
  11. Harris M, Garud NR. Enrichment of Hard Sweeps on the X Chromosome in Drosophila melanogaster.. Molecular biology and evolution, 2023.
  12. Chen DW, Garud NR. Rapid evolution and strain turnover in the infant gut microbiome.. Genome research, 2022.
  13. Garud N. Microbial Evolution: An overlooked biomarker of host diet.. Cell host & microbe, 2022.
  14. Briscoe L, Balliu B, Sankararaman S, Halperin E, Garud NR. Evaluating supervised and unsupervised background noise correction in human gut microbiome data.. PLoS computational biology, 2022.
  15. Shoemaker WR, Chen D, Garud NR. Comparative Population Genetics in the Human Gut Microbiome.. Genome biology and evolution, 2022.
  16. Singh G, Haileselassie Y, Briscoe L, Bai L, Patel A, Sanjines E, Hendler S, Singh PK, Garud NR, Limketkai BN, Habtezion A. The effect of gastric acid suppression on probiotic colonization in a double blinded randomized clinical trial.. Clinical nutrition ESPEN, 2021.
  17. Garud N. The Tempo and Mode of Adaptation in a Complex Natural Population: the Microbiome.. mSystems, 2021.
  18. Roodgar M, Good BH, Garud NR, Martis S, Avula M, Zhou W, Lancaster SM, Lee H, Babveyh A, Nesamoney S, Pollard KS, Snyder MP. Longitudinal linked-read sequencing reveals ecological and evolutionary responses of a human gut microbiome during antibiotic treatment.. Genome research, 2021.
  19. Garud NR, Messer PW, Petrov DA. Detection of hard and soft selective sweeps from Drosophila melanogaster population genomic data.. PLoS genetics, 2021.
  20. Harpak A, Garud N, Rosenberg NA, Petrov DA, Combs M, Pennings PS, Munshi-South J. Genetic Adaptation in New York City Rats.. Genome biology and evolution, 2021.
  21. Garud NR, Pollard KS. Population Genetics in the Human Microbiome.. Trends in genetics : TIG, 2019.
  22. Garud NR, Good BH, Hallatschek O, Pollard KS. Evolutionary dynamics of bacteria in the gut microbiome within and across hosts.. PLoS biology, 2019.
  23. Battlay P, Leblanc PB, Green L, Garud NR, Schmidt JM, Fournier-Level A, Robin C. Structural Variants and Selective Sweep Foci Contribute to Insecticide Resistance in the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel.. G3 (Bethesda, Md.), 2018.
  24. Harris AM, Garud NR, DeGiorgio M. Detection and Classification of Hard and Soft Sweeps from Unphased Genotypes by Multilocus Genotype Identity.. Genetics, 2018.
  25. Nayfach S, Rodriguez-Mueller B, Garud N, Pollard KS. An integrated metagenomics pipeline for strain profiling reveals novel patterns of bacterial transmission and biogeography.. Genome research, 2016.
  26. Garud NR, Petrov DA. Elevated Linkage Disequilibrium and Signatures of Soft Sweeps Are Common in Drosophila melanogaster.. Genetics, 2016.
  27. Wilson BA, Garud NR, Feder AF, Assaf ZJ, Pennings PS. The population genetics of drug resistance evolution in natural populations of viral, bacterial and eukaryotic pathogens.. Molecular ecology, 2015.
  28. Garud NR, Rosenberg NA. Enhancing the mathematical properties of new haplotype homozygosity statistics for the detection of selective sweeps.. Theoretical population biology, 2015.
  29. Garud NR, Messer PW, Buzbas EO, Petrov DA. Recent selective sweeps in North American Drosophila melanogaster show signatures of soft sweeps.. PLoS genetics, 2015.
  30. McCoy RC, Garud NR, Kelley JL, Boggs CL, Petrov DA. Genomic inference accurately predicts the timing and severity of a recent bottleneck in a nonmodel insect population.. Molecular ecology, 2013.
  31. Molina J, Sikora M, Garud N, Flowers JM, Rubinstein S, Reynolds A, Huang P, Jackson S, Schaal BA, Bustamante CD, Boyko AR, Purugganan MD. Molecular evidence for a single evolutionary origin of domesticated rice.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2011.