Serena Tucci will be talking about her research at this CEMinar. Dr. Tucci’s research addresses fundamental questions in human evolution and population history using DNA from present-day and ancient humans. Her interdisciplinary approach combines expertise from anthropology, population genetics and computational biology to reconstruct past demographic events and disentangle the genetic basis of human adaptation. By integrating field work, laboratory work and cutting-edge computational methods, her work sheds light on mechanisms of evolutionary change and on the genetic legacy that extinct humans — such as Neandertals and the enigmatic Denisovans — left in the genomes of human populations in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Serena Tucci is assistant professor of anthropology and principal investigator of the Human Evolutionary Genomics Laboratory at Yale University.