Amy Goldberg, PhD Student, Stanford University

I am a fifth year PhD student in Biology at Stanford University, working with Dr. Noah Rosenberg. I completed my Bachelor's in Mathematics and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Michigan in 2012.

Both a population geneticist and anthropologist by training, I study the population biology of humans and related species. I develop methods to study population histories and dynamics, integrating techniques from population genetics, ecology, and archeology. Additionally, I am interested in the genetic signatures of sex-specific processes on the autosomes and X chromosome, including mutation, recombination, and admixture.

I will be spending the fall quarter in Washington D.C. as an NSF GRIP fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, working with Dr. Torben Rick on connectivity and extinction on islands during periods of climatic change.