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My research focuses on the history of gene flow and selection in human and domesticated animal populations, using methods and perspectives from population genomics, computational biology and biological anthropology. Right now, I'm interested in studying ancient dog populations for their demographic history and parallels to humans, and in examining modern humans for archaic human (Neanderthal and Denisovan) variation.
I'm currently a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, at the Center for Computational and Molecular Biology at Brown University.
Image: Terri Roth
Integrative analysis of DNA, macroscopic remains and stable isotopes of dog coprolites to reconstruct community diet
Witt et al. 2021, Scientific Reports
On the apportionment of archaic human diversity
Witt et al. 2021, biorXiv
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