Rosa Fregel Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Conference 2016

Rosa Fregel

I’m a population genetics researcher interested in the ancient DNA field. My main aim is to understand human migration processes via the analysis of human remains and comparison with modern populations. My PhD thesis consisted of the analysis of uniparental markers both in Canarian prehispanic aborigines and XVIII century samples, and their comparison with the current population. With this research, I aimed to determine aborigines' origin and the effects of European colonization in the islands. In the Bustamante Lab, I’m involved in the study of human migrations related to the transoceanic slave trade and indentured laborers in Mauritius. I’m analyzing historical human remains from two archaeological sites, Le Morne (S.XVIII) and Bois Marchand (S.XIX), and modern human samples using NGS and genome-wide SNPs in order to determine the genetic temporal evolution of Mauritius.

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