Our goal is to understand how organisms adapt to their natural environments, and how these evolutionary changes shape phenotypes. We are most interested in adaptive evolution, and study the role that natural selection has played in the phenotypically-relevant genomic diversity that exists within and between populations.

 

While not necessarily limited by organism, we have typically studied humans, intrigued by our recent evolution, and other primates, motivated by an urgency to understand their past evolution and current adaptive potential. To answer these questions, we analyse both modern and ancient genomes using a combination of genomics, bioinformatics, population genetics and functional approaches.

 

Read about our researchpeople in the group, our publications and how to contact us.