Leader of the Human Paleogenomics group
My research activity focuses on the study of ancient DNA, a discipline that is able to uncover past genetic diversity not achievable with present-day DNA alone. The main research engagement of my group entails the use of population genetics to answer questions related to human history, within the broad field of Paleo- and Archaeogenetics. We apply molecular biology and computational techniques optimized for the retrieval of ancient DNA from human fossils to expand our understanding on the population dynamics that accompanied the dispersal of Neanderthals and modern humans throughout Eurasia. Moreover, my group explores the genetic landscape of populations that first settled new geographical regions – such as South East Asia, the Southwest Pacific and the Americas – and the processes that shaped their genomic make-up through time.
The complete list of my publications can be found in Google Scholar
* Contributed equally to the study