Maanasa Raghavan, Ph.D.
I am a new faculty member at the Department of Human Genetics. My group's research will focus on investigating evolutionary processes that have contributed to the genetic signatures in present-day humans. We use ancient DNA and genomic methods to answer questions about human population histories, disease and pathogen evolution, genetic versus cultural evolution, and other related themes. I am very excited to get new projects off the ground at UChicago, as well as coordinate projects in our upcoming state-of-the-art ancient DNA facility. Adding to the excitement is the incredible breadth of research within Human Genetics and BSD - endless discussions and collaborative possibilities.