Kirk E. Lohmueller, Ph.D.

Email: klohmueller@ucla.edu

Interests: Statistical methods in evolutionary and medical genetics; genetic variation data; demographic history; natural selection

Personal Statement:
My research focuses on population genetics and genomics. I develop and implement computational approaches to interpret genetic variation data to learn about evolution and disease. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how natural selection has shaped patterns of genetic variation across the genome and in different species, as well as the role that population history has played in this process. Additionally, I use genetic variation data to learn about population history. Finally, I am exploring how population genetic approaches can contribute to finding genes responsible for complex traits.