University of Washington| Genome Sciences
- Computational Biology
- Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Population genetics and mutation rate evolution
Is this lab accepting permanent students? Yes
Is this lab accepting rotation students? Yes
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
As a population geneticist, I work in a field whose origins have very problematic ties to eugenics and white supremacy. At the same time, population genetics is now an essential tool we will need to deliver equitable health care to people whose genetic backgrounds are not well represented by the European reference panels that have dominated most human genetics research. In my group, we try to have nuanced discussions of these issues and regularly examine how our work has the potential to impact society both positively and negatively.