Bret Payseur, PhD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Medical Genetics
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BA 1996 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
MS 1998 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
PhD 2003 University of Arizona, Tuscson, AZ
Postdoc 2005 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Research Focus

Exciting new advances in DNA sequencing technology have begun to reveal the depth and significance of genomic variation among organisms.  The causes of this variation are evolutionary, and the rapid accumulation of data on the genomic scale has firmly positioned population and evolutionary geneticists at the center of this biological revolution.  Our research combines the power of genomic data with concepts and tools from population genetics to address long-standing questions about the evolutionary process and the nature of genetic variation.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2012


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