Dr. Sarah Tishkoff will present
Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Penn Law School, Silverman Hall, Room S240B
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (catered reception to follow)
Dr. Tishkoff’s lecture, “Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa,” will cover the important role African populations have played in human history, and will present the tremendous cultural, linguistic, climatic, and genetic diversity in a region considered to be the homeland of all modern human populations. The study of these aspects of the lives of African peoples includes research into human genomic diversity, the genetic basis of adaptation to diverse environments and diets, adaptation to infectious diseases, and why Pygmies carry the trait of short stature.
Dr. Sarah Tishkoff, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology, holds appointments in both the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, she is a PIK
endowed chair, and a recipient of the NIH Pioneer Award.