Human Population Genetics and Genomics ISSN 2770-5005

Editorial Board

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  • Jaume  Bertranpetit
    Jaume Bertranpetit   PhD

    Member of Academia Europaea (2021)
    Professor, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

    Research Interests: Human population genetics; positive selection and adaptation; biomolecular networks; evolutionary systems biology; oral microbiome

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  • David N.  Cooper
    David N. Cooper   PhD

    Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2023)
    Professor of Human Molecular Genetics, Institute of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK

    Research Interests: Mechanisms of mutagenesis underlying human genetic disease; the genotype–phenotype relationship; human evolutionary and population genetics

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  • Laurent Excoffier
    Laurent Excoffier   PhD

    Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2016-2019)
    Professor of Population Genetics, Head of the Division Population Genetics, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland

    Research Interests: Evolution and phylogeny; comparative genomics; evolutionary biology; human genetics; paleogenomics; population genetics

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  • Marcus  Feldman
    Marcus Feldman   PhD

    Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (2013)
    Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, USA

    Research Interests: Population migration; evolution of recombination; modifier theory; gene-culture coevolution; evolution of conformity; heritability and causation; language evolution; demography of China

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  • Greg  Gibson
    Greg Gibson   PhD

    Regents Professor, Tom and Marie Patton Chair, School of Biological Sciences, Director of the Center for Integrative Genomics, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Research Interests: Integrative human genomics; quantitative evolutionary genetics; personalized genomic medicine; immuno-transcriptomics

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  • Toomas Kivisild
    Toomas Kivisild   PhD

    Professor, Head of the Laboratory for Human Evolutionary Genetics, Department of Human Genetics, KU Leuven, Belgium

    Research Interests: Human population structure; sex-specific processes in demographic history of populations; kinship and genetic relatedness within and among populations; genetic adaptations and their relationship to human health

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  • Mark Stoneking
    Mark Stoneking   PhD

    Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (2020)
    Emeritus Researcher, CNRS Laboratory in Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, Université Claude Bernard, France

    Research Interests: Human population history; molecular anthropology; human evolution

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  • John D.  Storey
    John D. Storey   PhD

    Professor, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, USA

    Research Interests: Statistical, population, and quantitative genetics and genomics; theory and methods for genetics and genomics

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  • Alan Templeton
    Alan Templeton   PhD

    Professor Emeritus, Division of Statistical Genomics, Department of Biology, Washington University at St. Louis, USA

    Research Interests: Haplotype analysis of the genotype-phenotype relationship; human phylogeography; population genetics; non-random recombination and mutagenesis in human evolution; genetics of common diseases; conservation biology

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  • Sarah A.  Tishkoff
    Sarah A. Tishkoff   PhD

    Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (2017)
    Professor, Departments of Genetics and Biology, Director of Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity, University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Research Interests: African integrative evolutionary genomics; African genomic and phenotypic diversity project; genetic basis of resistance to infectious disease; genetic basis of adaptation in humans

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  • Eske Willerslev
    Eske Willerslev   PhD

    International Member of The National Academy of Sciences, USA (2014)
    Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (2008)
    Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2018, 2020-2023)
    Director of Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre,
    Professor of GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Professor of Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK

    Research Interests: Human genetic diversity, distribution and evolution; population genetics; ancient DNA; environmental DNA

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  • Jian  Yang
    Jian Yang   PhD

    Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2018-2023)
    Professor of Statistical Genetics, School of Life Sciences, Westlake University, China

    Research Interests: Population genomics and complex traits; discovery of new therapeutic targets for cancers, heart diseases, diabetes, and mental illness; single-cell genomics and epigenomics; Big Data modeling and deep learning; cancer genomics and evolution; multi-omics and precision medicine; high-performance statistical genetics methods and bioinformatics tools

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Editorial Board Member
  • António Amorim
    António Amorim   PhD

    Professor of i3S/IPATIMUP, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

    Research Interests: Population genetics & evolution; genetic diversity; aetiology and susceptibility of genetic and infectious diseases; structural genomic variation; mathematical modelling of kinship relations, migration and substructure of metapopulations; mutation

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  • Patricia Balaresque
    Patricia Balaresque   PhD

    UMR 5288 - AMIS Université Paul Sabatier/CNRS, Faculté de Médecine Purpan, Toulouse, France

    Research Interests: Genetic diversity of human populations and other primates; sex-specific signatures; structural variation of the genome; hearing in human populations (and primates); redundancy in evolution

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  • David  Balding
    David Balding   PhD

    Professor of Statistical Genomics and MIG Director, Melbourne Integrative Genomics, Schools of BioSciences and Mathematics & Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, and UCL Genetics Institute, University College London, UK

    Research Interests: Computational statistics; inference of demographic history; inference of evolutionary parameters; measures of relatedness

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  • Francesc Calafell
    Francesc Calafell   PhD

    Associate Professor, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

    Research Interests: Human population genomics; forensic genetics; Y chromosome; mitochondrial DNA

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  • David  Caramelli
    David Caramelli   PhD

    Professor and Director of Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy

    Research Interests: Ancient or degraded DNA; molecular anthropology; paleogenetics

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  • Jian-Min Chen
    Jian-Min Chen   MD, PhD

    Research Director, INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale), France

    Research Interests: Human genetics; human inherited disease; mutational mechanism; chronic pancreatitis; splicing

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  • Ainash Childebayeva
    Ainash Childebayeva   PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA

    Research Interests: Population genetics; epigenetics; ancient DNA; adaptation; Central Eurasian genetics

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  • Vincenza Colonna
    Vincenza Colonna   PhD

    Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, National Research Council, Naples, Italy

    Research Interests: Human evolutionary and population genomics and bioinformatics

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  • David Comas
    David Comas   PhD

    Professor of Human Genome Diversity Lab, Department of Medicine and Life Sciences, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

    Research Interests: Human genome diversity; genetic consequences of human migrations and admixtures

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  • David J. Cutler
    David J. Cutler   PhD

    Professor, Departments of Human Genetics and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

    Research Interests: Human genetics; population genetics; genetics of human disease; biostatistics

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  • Ayse Demirkan
    Ayse Demirkan   PhD

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, UK

    Research Interests: Gut microbiome; metabolomics; proteomics; evolution; genetic epidemiology of common diseases

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  • Gili Greenbaum
    Gili Greenbaum   PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University, Israel

    Research Interests: Population structure inference; mathematical population genetics; population networks; inference of infectious disease signatures from genomic data; eco-evolutionary modeling; conservation genomics

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  • Torsten  Günther
    Torsten Günther   PhD

    Group Leader, Human Evolution, Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Research Interests: Population genomics; ancient DNA; domestication; prehistory

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  • Kelley Harris
    Kelley Harris   PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA

    Research Interests: Evolution of the mutation rate and spectrum; Population genetic inference of mutation spectrum history (MuSH); Searching for mutator alleles and the causality of mutation spectrum evolution; Inference of Evolutionary History from Whole Genomes

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  • Evelyne  Heyer
    Evelyne Heyer   PhD

    Professor, Eco-Anthropologie, UMR 7206, CNRS, MNHN, UP, Paris, France

    Research Interests: Human evolutionary genetics; culture-gene interaction; Central Asia; Central Africa

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  • Joseph  Lachance
    Joseph Lachance   PhD

    Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Research Interests: Human genomics; population genetics; human evolutionary genomics; evolutionary medicine; prostate cancer; health disparities

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  • Giuseppe Matullo
    Giuseppe Matullo   PhD

    Professor of Medical Genetics, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Italy

    Research Interests: Interindividual variation; genomics; multiomics; population stratification; genetic epidemiology of complex diseases

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  • Priya Moorjani
    Priya Moorjani   PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Center for Computational Biology, University of California at Berkeley, USA

    Research Interests: Evolution of mutation rate across species; reconstructing population history using genetic data; leveraging evolutionary history for disease mapping; understanding the evolution and functional role of human-specific genomic changes

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  • Luca  Pagani
    Luca Pagani   PhD

    Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology, Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy

    Research Interests: Human evolutionary genetics; molecular anthropology; human population genetics (specifically expansions out of Africa, and local ancestry deconvolution)

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  • Peristera Paschou
    Peristera Paschou   PhD

    Associate Dean for College of Science and Graduate Education & Strategic Initiatives
    Professor of Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, USA

    Research Interests: Genetics of complex disorders; psychiatric genetics; neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders; neuroimaging genetics; human population genetics; population genetic structure

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  • Etienne  Patin
    Etienne Patin   PhD

    Human Evolutionary Genetics Unit, Institut Pasteur, Université Paris Cité, CNRS UMR2000, Paris, France

    Research Interests: Genetic history of human populations; admixture; genetic adaptation; environmental and genetic determinants of human variation in the immune system

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  • Ron  Pinhasi
    Ron Pinhasi   PhD

    Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria

    Research Interests: Human ancient DNA: genomics, population history, selection, admixture, dispersals; The evolution (and co-evolution) of human culture and biology; Health in past populations and the evolution of pathogens and disease; Human biological anthropology during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene; The anthropology and genetics of the origins and spread of agriculture; Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition in the Caucasus

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  • Inga  Prokopenko
    Inga Prokopenko   PhD

    Professor of e-One Health, Section of Statistical Multi-Omics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey, UK

    Research Interests: Statistical and population genetics; human genomics; genetics of diseases

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  • Maanasa Raghavan
    Maanasa Raghavan   PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, USA

    Research Interests: Paleogenomics (ancient DNA); human evolution; population history; disease evolution

    Special Issue: Paleogenomics, ancient DNA, and genomic tales of human history

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  • Jorge Rocha
    Jorge Rocha   PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
    Head of Human Evolutionary Genetics Group, CIBIO-InBIO, Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto, Portugal

    Research Interests: Population genetics; population history; anthropogenetics; language diversity

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  • Antti  Sajantila
    Antti Sajantila   MD, PhD

    Professor of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Senior Medical Officer, Forensic Medicine Unit, Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, Finland

    Research Interests: Human population genetics; ancient DNA; paleogenomics; paleopathogens; forensic genetics

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  • Carina M.  Schlebusch
    Carina M. Schlebusch   PhD

    Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, Human Evolution Program, Department of Organismal Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Research Interests: Human population genetics; population structure; African history; ancient DNA; selection and local adaptation

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  • Krishna  Veeramah
    Krishna Veeramah   PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, USA

    Research Interests: Paleogenomics; population genetics; evolutionary genomics; genomics; epilepsy

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  • Mario  Ventura
    Mario Ventura   PhD

    Professor, Department of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Environment, University of Bari, Italy

    Research Interests: Centromeric and pericentromeric regions in human and primates; mammals and plant genome organization and evolution

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  • Daniel Wegmann
    Daniel Wegmann   PhD

    Professor of Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    Research Interests: Computational biology; ancient DNA; low-depth sequencing; evolutionary genetics; biodiversity monitoring

    Special Issue: Paleogenomics, ancient DNA, and genomic tales of human history

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