Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Genetics Cluster Faculty Members

    Drew Kitchen

    Drew Kitchen, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anthropology
    (319) 335-2891

    Research Interest(s)

    I am interested in the evolutionary history of modern humans, including the evolution of human pathogens and parasites. I use both human and pathogen genetic data to investigate the historical population dynamics of humans, including behaviors and shifts in human ecology that lead to the emergence of novel pathogens. My current research is focused on the molecular evolution of pathogens (primarily viruses and bacteria), including macroevolutionary patterns of pathogen emergence and divergence, and investigating the dynamics of human populations using both contemporary and ancient DNA data.

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