We study adaptation in the genomes of humans and other vertebrates with a particular focus on adaptation in response to ancient epidemics. The lab is part of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at University of Arizona
Evidence that RNA viruses drove adaptive introgression between Neanderthals and modern humans. David Enard and Dmitri Petrov. Accepted atCell, scheduled for October 4th issue.
High rate of adaptation of mammalian proteins that interact with Plasmodium and related parasites. Ebel ER, Telis N, Venkataram S, Petrov DA, Enard D. PLoS Genetics.