I am Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University in Molly Przeworski’s lab. Prior to joining Molly’s group, I did my PhD at Harvard University, advised by David Reich and Nick Patterson. During my dissertation, I worked on computational approaches for characterizing the population structure and history of contemporary human populations (in particular, West Eurasians and South Asians). A key focus of my postdoctoral research has been to develop novel genetic approaches for dating evolutionary events using the molecular clocks of mutation and recombination events. To this end, I am using genetic data from modern and ancient genomes to learn about the time of archaic introgression between humans and Neanderthals, to estimate the human-ape divergence times and to understand the evolutionary history of human-specific duplications.
Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University, New York, NY.