Ancient DNA & Natural Selection

We use ancient DNA to build time-series datasets and learn about human adaptations to extreme conditions (e.g., chronic hypoxia states, typical of high-altitude environments), pathogen-driven natural selection, and host-pathogen coevolution. Our lab at CSUN focuses on the computational and statistical analyses of the ancient DNA data generated by our collaborators at UCSC. Members of the lab are able to travel to Santa Cruz to get training and perform wet-lab analyses in the UCSC Paleogenomics Lab. We are currently hiring a postdoc and two master's students to work on this project.
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