Research in the Ramachandran lab addresses problems in population genetics and evolutionary theory, using humans as a study system. Our work uses mathematical modeling, applied statistics, and computer simulations to make inferences from genetic data. We try to answer questions like: can we infer sex-biased population histories from human X-chromosomal variation? does genetic variation account for different cancer treatment outcomes? do cultural traits "mutate" more quickly than genes?

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I received my bachelor's degree in Mathematical and Computational Sciences at Stanford University in 2002, and applied math and statistics constitute the formal framework I use in my research. I received my PhD from Stanford University in Biological Sciences in 2007, working with Professor Marcus Feldman on human population genetics. I was elected to the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2007 and did postdoctoral work with John Wakeley, studying coalescent theory.

I joined the faculty at Brown University as an Assistant Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology during July 2010. I am also a faculty member in the Center for Computational Molecular Biology. In 2012 I was named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a Pew Scholar .

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Assistant Professor of Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
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