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Postdoctoral position in our laboratory

Looking for enthusiastic colleagues to work with us on several exciting projects that span evolutionary and anthropological (gen)omics - Biology and anthropology. Monkeys and mice. Neanderthals and Denisovans. Saliva and skin. Illumina and Nanopore. Genome and Phenome. And many more ­čÖé Send me a line if you are interested or if you have questions (gokcumen@gmail.com) … Continue reading Postdoctoral position in our laboratory

New paper: Sex- and environment dependent adaptive evolution of a common deletion in human growth hormone receptor

Our paper on adaptive evolution of a very common, exonic deletion polymorphism is now published in Science Advances. https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciadv.abi4476 Our press office did an excellent job as usual - The press release is here: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2021/09/030.html This study is interesting in our opinion for three main reasons: We are showing that the adaptive pressures acting on … Continue reading New paper: Sex- and environment dependent adaptive evolution of a common deletion in human growth hormone receptor

New Review: The Impact of Ancient Genome Studies in Archaeology

Michael Frachetti and I have written a review on some of the current discussion points in application of ancient genomics to archaeological questions. The main thesis, I think, is summarized as follows: "We argue that the broad and seemingly daunting ethical, methodological, and theoretical challenges posed by archaeogenomics, in fact, represent the very cutting edge … Continue reading New Review: The Impact of Ancient Genome Studies in Archaeology

New paper: Different Neanderthal ancestors

Ozgur Taskent led this elegant study on the history of Neanderthal introgressions into the human gene pool. We added to the growing lines of evidence that our ancestors have met multiple Neanderthal populations, interacted with them, and now we carry little pieces of DNA from our ancient cousins. Our paper also highlights the deletion polymorphisms … Continue reading New paper: Different Neanderthal ancestors

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New review: Archaic hominin introgression into modern human genomes

I wrote a┬ánew review paper┬áfor the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. It summarizes some the recent insights from the genomes of archaic humans (e.g., Neanderthals, Denisovans, etc.) within an anthropological framework. Specifically, I tried to answer the following questions: How have genomic data from archaic hominins changed our view of human evolution? Is there any doubt … Continue reading New review: Archaic hominin introgression into modern human genomes

New paper: Human and Non-Human Primate Lineage-Specific Footprints in the Salivary Proteome

A very nice study of the proteins in our saliva as compared to our primate cousins came out @MBE - The study is led by our long time collaborator Stefan Ruhl's group. Our results are in line with the general ideas presented in 70's in King and Wilson's classic paper where the dosage differences in … Continue reading New paper: Human and Non-Human Primate Lineage-Specific Footprints in the Salivary Proteome