Arash Jamshidpey is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Mathematics and the Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics. He works under supervision of Prof. Simon Tavaré. He is interested in probability theory and some of its applications in biology. In particular, he has been working on various discrete and continuous probabilistic models with their applications on genomics, population genetics, cancer and phylogeny reconstruction. His current research interests include probabilistic models on symmetric groups, interacting particle systems, branching processes, coalescent theory and their applications in genomics and cancer evolution. He is also interested in probabilistic population dynamics, specifically models with fluctuating selection intensities.