I study patterns of genetic variation in modern day populations to gain insight into their evolutionary history. My focus is on the development of population genetic models that can best explain observed data. Most recently, I have been evaluating models of background selection under parameters that are realistic for humans. My scientific approach tends to be highly computational, often involving a thorough analysis of detailed simulations.
Dr. Ryan Hernandez is a Co-Investigator on the Obesity and Asthma research project. Dr. Hernandez is responsible for oversight of all sequence and rare variant analyses.