EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS & GENOMICS
I use genetics & genomics to understand how evolution works. I'm especially interested in genetic exchange between previously separated populations-- both how gene flow occurs and its ecologically and medically relevant consequences. My work aims to connect our understanding of genetic exchange on both genomic and population-level scales, ranging from understanding the recombination landscape to understanding the social and ecological processes that determine how populations interact. I'm interested in all sorts of organisms, but my research typically focuses on humans, our primate relatives, and Dipteran model species.
I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow in Amy Goldberg's lab at Duke University, where I'm working to understand how social and evolutionary processes shape genetic variation in recently admixed human populations. Previously, I was a graduate student in the Noor Lab, where I used Drosophila species to understand how variation in chromosome structure shapes recombination and gene flow.
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Katharine Korunes, PhD
Evolutionary geneticist; computational biologist
NIH Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Dept of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University
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