The research in my group is on mathematical models of genetic evolution. We are concerned with the analysis and interpretation of genetic data from natural populations of plants and animals and from human populations. We use genetic markers to reveal the history of migration and population growth and to understand how genetic drift, recombination, linkage and natural selection structure genomes.
Research Expertise and Interest
evolutionary theory, genetic evolution, natural populations of plants and animals populations, human populations, natural selection structure genomes
March 2, 2017
As the population of woolly mammoths dwindled, the massive animals’ genomes experienced a mutational meltdown, pushing them closer to extinction, according to a study published today by researchers at UC Berkeley.