Our lab focuses on using statistical and computational approaches to study questions in human genetics and evolutionary biology. A central aim in the lab is to understand the impact of evolutionary history on genetic variation and to apply this knowledge to learn about human history and biology. To this end, we use genetic data from ancient specimens and present-day humans to study population relationships, reconstruct evolutionary events using the molecular clocks of mutation and recombination events and identify key genetic variants related to human adaptation and disease. The research in the lab involves both development of new methods and large-scale genomic data analysis.
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Center for Computational Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Stanley Hall, Rm 308C