Department of Human Genetics
The University of Chicago
2009 Searle Scholar
Methods for Spatial Population Genomics: Ancestry Inference and Population Stratification
The central area of interest of the lab is theoretical population genetics and statistical genetics. Specifically, projects focus on developing theory and statistical methods for analyzing genomic-scale population genetic data. Much of this work investigates questions in evolutionary genetics, focusing on human evolutionary history and using data from emerging genotyping and sequencing technologies.
A sample of on-going research interests are:
Human Population Genetics
Population Genetics of Canids
In collaboration with Bob Wayne here at UCLA, we are using the Affymetrix canid genotyping array to study the population genetics of canids, especially North American arctic wolves. Arctic wolves, a subspecies of the more broadly distributed Gray Wolf, are distributed across a diversity of habitat types and show evidence of local adapatation to habitat (e.g. tundra vs. taiga forms). The project aims to describe the demographic history of populations from each of these different habitats and scan for regions that may have undergone selection and regions that are associated with ecologically relevant phenotypes.
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