"Paleogenomics, community engagement and evolutionary histories of Indigenous peoples of North America" by Ripan S. Malhi. Department of Anthropology, Department of Animal Biology, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Research description by Prof. Ripan S. Malhi: "Recent advances in paleogenomics allow us to use genomic data from biological samples of ancient individuals to directly observe changes in allele frequencies in populations over time. In this presentation, I discuss my research program on paleogenomics in partnership with Indigenous communities in North America to address questions of evolutionary history. Specifically, I focus on (1) the effects of European colonization on the genomes of Indigenous peoples as a result of changing environments after European Contact and (2) questions related to the early peopling of the Americas. I also discuss efforts to engage Indigenous students and community members in genomic research via the Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Geomics (SING) Program."
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