ANCIENT DNA AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH ASIAN POPULATION HISTORY

7:30–8:30 pm
Online Event on Zoom

Oct.
19

Recent advances in genomic tools have enabled the retrieval and sequencing of DNA from ancient human remains from archaeological contexts. This has provided us with novel insights into the origins and demographic history of human populations. Such studies are valuable in their contribution to several fields including population and evolutionary genetics, archaeology, anthropology and medical genetics. Yet, several regions of the world remain underrepresented in the ancient DNA literature. Home to nearly 25% of the global population, South Asia displays diverse and complex genetic and socio-cultural structures. 

Join the Alumni Club of India for a virtual discussion with Dr. Maanasa Raghavan, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at UChicago. She will introduce the field of ancient DNA and describe her team's ongoing research, in collaboration with South Asian archaeologists and biologists, to better characterize the genetic makings of present-day South Asians. Come with questions - there will be a Q&A session at the end of the lecture.

Date: October 19, 2020

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM Indian Standard Time / 9:00 - 10:00 AM Central Time

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This event is open to the UChicago Alumni Community only!