About Me I am an evolutionary and functional geneticist currently working on human adaptation during the black plague with Luis Barreiro at the University of Chicago. I recently received my PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology from Duke University where I worked with Jenny Tung to understand gene regulatory variation in Papio baboons.
I am currently wrapping up projects to understand how admixture and natural selection have combined to influence gene regulation in the Amboseli baboon population. I am beginning new projects to examine how Europeans adapted to the black plague in the middle ages, combining functional genomics and population genetics informed by ancient DNA. I am generally interested in leveraging genetic and gene regulatory variation to understand the evolution of complex traits.
Contact Me Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @TaurVil