A major area of investigation in the lab is the study of deleterious variation and its consequences for humans and domesticated animals. We are currently investigating the effects of domestication of dogs on the rate and effects of mutations. We are also interested in applying population genetics theory to study somatic cell evolution in the context of X-chromosome inactivation in humans.
The Amorim Lab at Cal State Northridge
Research in the lab focuses on using genomic data from present-day and ancient humans to learn about history, adaptation, and disease.