Sarah Tishkoff, PhD


Department of Genetics

Perelman School of Medicine


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About the Lab:

The Tishkoff laboratory uses a highly interdisciplinary approach to study human population genetics, human evolution, the genetic basis of adaptation, and genetic and environmental factors influencing variable anthropometric (including skin pigmentation), cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune-related traits. Her research focuses primarily on African population variation, a region that has been underrepresented in human genetic studies and with high levels of infectious disease.

Training Information:

Dr. Tischkoff has run a highly successful and well-funded research lab for 17 years and has mentored 22 current and past postdocs and 7 graduate students during that time, with an excellent track record of trainee success. She will provide training experiences in population genetics, human evolution, genomics, and computational biology.