***POSITION CURRENTLY FILLED*** We have several projects that merge genomics, evolutionary biology and anthropology to understand human biology and disease. Specific projects include: 1. Gene duplications in humans and nonhuman primates. 2. Understanding 'somatic' cancer mutations using evolutionary context 3. The evolutionary impact of genetic variation that humans and neandertals share. At least 2 semesters commitment is preferred.
Disciplines: Anthropology, Biology, Computer Science, Genetics
Student Skill-Set Needed: Enthusiasm, commit reasonably long hours within a week, computational skills (programming, etc.) are a major plus. Juniors that can commit at least 1 year in the laboratory with GPAs above 3.5 are ideal candidates. Summer availability is also a PLUS.
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Omer Gokcumen
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences
Office: Cooke Hall, 641