SURF Keynote: Archaic Genomic Ancestry

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Simperman Hall Wiegand Amphitheatre for the 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) keynote presentation: "Archaic Genomic Ancestry: What it can tell us about archaic humans, and what it can tell us about ourselves" with Dr. Fernando Villanea, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder.

The event will be live streamed concurrently on Zoom. Get Zoom link

About Dr. Fernando Villanea

Fernando Villanea is a population geneticist specializing in human pre-history, interested in topics such as Neanderthal-human admixture, and the effects of Neanderthal and other archaic genome variants inherited by people today.

Dr. Villanea's current research focuses on the Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry in American populations, and how these archaic variants provided the genetic diversity for these populations to adapt to the novel environments found in the American continent.


Carroll Campus
Wiegand Amphitheater