Pleuni Pennings
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Pleuni S Pennings


I am an evolutionary biologist and work on the evolution of drug resistance in HIV. I want to understand what determines the rate of evolution of drug resistance, so that we can find ways to halt the evolution of drug resistance.

Before switching to HIV, I worked on ants, sympatric speciation and soft sweeps. I also write and tweet and make video’s.

If you have questions or would like to discuss an idea, feel free to drop me a line (pennings at!

Bioinformatics Computational Biology Evolutionary Studies Genetics HIV Mathematical Biology Virology

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San Francisco State University