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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 that use the molecular clocks of mutation and recombination events. To this end, I am using genetic data from modern and ancient genomes for dating the archaic admixture between humans and Neanderthals, inferring the human-ape divergence times, estimating the evolutionary history of human-specific duplications and more generally, understanding the chronology of human evolution.

BIO

2013-present          Postdoctoral fellow, Columbia University
2008-2013              PhD Genetics, Harvard University
2006-2008             Bioinformatics Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital
2003-2005              MSc Bioinformatics, George Washington University
1999-2003              BE Computer Science, University of Mumbai