Our research focuses on the analysis of human genetic variation to address fundamental questions in biology, medicine and anthropology. We are interested in detecting patterns of demography in genomic data to inform our inference of human evolution and history, and result in better outcomes for medical genomics. We combine population genetics theory, complex disease mapping, statistical modeling and experimentation to gain a deeper understanding of the landscape of genetic variation in global populations and its impact on function, fitness and adaptation. A detailed description of current projects can be found here.
Kenny EE*, Timpson N*, Sikora M, Yee MC, Moreno AE, Stoneking M, Bustamante CD and Myles S (2012) Melanesian blond hair caused by a radical amino acid change in TYRP1 (2012) Science 336(6081):554 [Pubmed][Journal - Free][Media coverage]
A complete list of publications is here.