Science Board

My research is currently directed to analyzing genetic data within and between species in the context of population genetic models. The overall goal is to show how variation among individuals in DNA sequence can be used to understand population genetic processes including recombination, selection, migration, and past population growth. At present my research is focused on (1) linkage disequilibrium and the generation of haplotype blocks, (2) the spectrum of frequencies of alleles associated with genetic diseases in humans, (3) the inference of allele age and (4) selection on alleles associated with disease resistance in human populations. I retain an interest in quantitative genetics, epistasis, and population structure.