Our lab focuses questions in human population genetics and evolutionary biology. A central aim in the lab is to understand evolutionary history and its impact on human adaptation and disease. To this end, we use genetic data from ancient specimens and present-day individuals to study the processes that have shaped genetic variation (mutation and recombination), reconstruct evolutionary events (selection, founder events and admixtures) and identify key genetic variants related to adaptation and disease. The research in the lab involves both methods development and large-scale genomic data analysis.

Our lab is committed to anti-racism and fostering equality, diversity and inclusion in science. We affirm that Black Lives Matter and we denounce racism in any and all forms. We strive to build an open and inclusive environment to educate and train the next generation of students and scientists.


Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Center for Computational Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Stanley Hall, Rm 308C