Updates from the Group
Jeffrey Gaillard joins the lab as a research assistant, welcome Jeffrey!
Welcome Toño Urban, Human Genetics graduate student!
Members of the group are off to Goa, India to co-organize the second workshop on Scientific Applications in South Asian Archaeology, funded by UChicago Global.
Constanza and Maanasa travel to Santiago, Chile to co-organize a workshop on Genómica e Identidades en Chile (Genomics & Identities in Chile). Thanks to UChicago Global for funding this meeting.
Shreya wins the 2021-22 Francis X. Kinahan Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Advanced Academic Writing. Congrats!
Dr. Hannah Moots joins the lab - welcome!
Huge congrats to Esha for being selected as a 2022-2023 International House Graduate Fellow!
Dr. Meghana Natesh (Fulbright Fellow) joins the group - welcome!
Congrats to Esha for being selected as a workshop leader for the Clubes de Ciencia México STEM program!
Welcome Metcalf awardee and undergraduate, Cy Chittenden!
Esha delivers a talk on ancient genomics in Northeast India at the Midwest Pop Gen Meeting.
The lab is awarded an R35 MIRA for our work on human and microbial evolution in South Asia!
Welcome Patricia Zito, a Metcalf summer student!
Congratulations to Bridget for being awarded a travel grant by the Center for Latin American studies to undertake fieldwork in Chile!
We receive funds from the Neubauer Collegium to support the project "Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East". This project is in collaboration with John Novembre (Human Genetics), James Osborne (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), and David Schloen (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations).
Shreya wins the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize in Undergraduate Teaching. Congrats!
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!
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)!
Excited to welcome three new lab members: Nagarjuna Pasupuleti (Research affiliate), Esha Bandyopadhyay (HG rotation student) and Jovan Stanisavic (RIBS Summer student).
Happy lab-birthday to us - official opening of our new ancient DNA lab. Plus we debut on Twitter (@GenSCAPE_Lab)!
Shreya Ramachandran (HG grad student) starts her rotation project. Welcome Shreya!
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!
Dr. Constanza De La Fuente (postdoc) joins the group. Welcome Constanza!
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.