• Lab Members


    C. Eduardo Guerra Amorim, Ph.D.

    Principal Investigator

    Eduardo Amorim earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has held postdoctoral positions at Columbia University, Stony Brook University, UCLA, and the University of Lausanne. His scientific interests are human recent evolution, ancient DNA, and population genetics.

  • Flavio de Angelis

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Flavio is an evolutionary biologist with heterogeneous research interests focused on human biology, which resulted in more than 60 publications. He has worked in the Department of Biology of the University of Rome Tor Vergata since 2009. He earned his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2010. In 2012 he joined the Centre of Molecular Anthropology for Ancient DNA studies. In 2017 Flavio was a Lerici Foundation-sponsored Visiting Scientist at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, working on ancient DNA. Since March 2020, Flavio has been appointed as Associate Research Scientist in the Division of Human Genetics of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

    Through times, the craving to understand human biology pushed Flavio to move back into the past to explore ancient populations' biology and adaptations.

    Flavio's research elucidated that human populations faced a wide range of conditions during their evolutionary trajectories and geographical dispersion, contributing to shaping human biology through time.

    Currently, Flavio is moving forward the population genomics to link the ancient DNA and the complex human phenotypes influenced by the environment. Accordingly, he is exploring the genomics of complex phenotypes in a polygenicity and pleiotropy framework for ancient and modern populations leveraging multiple large-scale data sources.

  • Cameron Atighetchi

    Undergraduate Student, Incoming Graduate Student (Fall 2022)

    Cameron has been at CSUN for a little under two years as a major in Biology (BA
    Degree). He is interested in learning how genetics affects the physiology side of human beings as well as different forms of genetic ancestries. Cameron plans on applying to medical school in the near future. Outside of school, he is interested in athletics, in specific, he's an avid basketball player and loves to work out here at the CSUN SRC. Cameron joined the lab in January 2022 as an undergraduate student and is starting his graduate studies in the lab in Fall 2022.

  • Caroline Solis

    Incoming Graduate Student (Fall 2022)

  • Sadie Armijo

    Undegraduate Student

    Sadie is a fourth-year undergraduate student at California State University Northridge, earning her B.A. in general biology. She is a former student-athlete, having completed her final soccer season at CSUN in October 2021. Sadie is also a pre-med student especially interested in women’s health, and research pertaining to the field. Outside academia, Sadie enjoys reading, going to the gym, and doing arts and crafts projects.


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