Our computational modeling lab develops methods to help improve our understanding of the natural world. This includes applying those methods to help humanity live sustainably and adapt to climate change, and to predict and diagnose human disease. See our publications here


Climate statement

We are exploring ways to conduct our science while minimizing our carbon footprint. This includes drastically reducing our usage of air travel to attend meetings and conferences. Should we have any remaining air travel, we offsetting the carbon as follows:

  1. Calculate the emissions of the flight per passenger using the ICAO calculator, or use this rule of thumb: a typical round-trip domestic flight emits around 1,000 lbs or less of carbon per passenger; a typical international flight emits around 2,000 lbs or less of carbon per passenger. 

  2. Purchase audited carbon offsets at terrapass.com or another reputable source. In 2021 this cost $5 per 1,000 pounds, so $5 for a domestic flight and $10 for an international flight. Consider making the activity carbon-negative by doubling the amount.

Join us!


If you are interested in joining the lab, you can contact me at dknights@umn.edu. However, I am on sabbatical in 2021 and I am generally not accepting new lab members at this time.

Want to support our research? Please contact the University of Minnesota Foundation.