John Novembre, University of Chicago, USA
John Novembre is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on developing statistical methods to answer questions in evolutionary and population genetics with an emphasis on understanding human ancestry and demography. Most recently his group is focused on haplotype-based analyses of genetic variation, spatial population structure, and rare variants. Dr. Novembre earned his PhD in 2006 under Dr. Montgomery Slatkin at the University of California-Berkeley, before taking an NSF Bioinformatics Fellowship at the University of Chicago under Dr. Matthew Stephens. He was at UCLA as faculty from 2008-2013 before recently returning to the University of Chicago. He serves as an associate editor for the journal of Molecular Biology and Evolution. He has been a Searle Scholar and is currently a Sloan Research Fellow, and his research is supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.
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