Updates from the Group
We have three summer students joining us to work on exciting projects: returning student Jovan Stanisavic, Tabitha Willis, and Emily Koch. Wecome to GenSCAPE lab!
Our proposal to host a follow-up to our 2019 workshop on human evolution and reconstruction of the past in India has been funded by UChicago Global and the UChicago Delhi Center. Thank you for the continued support!
Congrats to Esha who received a Hinds Fund Award from the Committee on Evolutionary Biology to travel to India and continue data generation!
We welcome Amali Shanya Fernando, PhD student at the University of Colombo, who is visiting us for three months.
Jovan wins a competitive Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant to support his undergraduate internship in the GenSCAPE Lab! Congratulations Jovan!
Suzanne Freilich, a PhD student at the University of Vienna, is visiting us for six months, funded by the Marshall Plan Scholarship.
Esha and Shreya gave lightning talks on their proposed projects at the Molecular Biosciences Cluster Retreat! Shreya's talk on the Indian microbiome project was voted Best Lightning Talk!
Constanza presented her work at the Meeting of the Argentinean Association of Biological Anthropology in Jujuy, Argentina!
We have 2 full-time Human Genetics PhD students! Esha and Shreya passed their preliminary exams and officially joined the lab!
Happy lab-birthday to us - official opening of our new ancient DNA lab. Plus we debut on Twitter (@GenSCAPE_Lab)!
Our proposal to host a workshop in India titled “An Integrative Platform for Research on Human Evolution and Reconstruction of the Past in India" has been funded by UChicago Global and the UChicago Delhi Center. Thank you!
Thanks to the Duchossois Family Institute at UChicago for pilot funds to support our new microbiome initiative in India.
Maanasa joins the UChicago Human Genetics faculty.
Dr. Constanza De La Fuente (postdoc) joins the group. Welcome Constanza!
Shreya Ramachandran (HG grad student) starts her rotation project. Welcome Shreya!
We had a great time co-organizing a workshop on Biological Applications in Archaeology in beautiful Leh, Ladakh with Dr. Niraj Rai (Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India) and Dr. Sonam Spalzin (Archaeological Survey of India, Leh, India)!