Research in the Leffler lab focuses on evolutionary and population genetics in humans and other primates. We apply computational approaches to diverse genomics datasets to study the origin, evolution, and functional consequences of genetic variation. We are especially interested in structural variation and variation that influences malaria susceptibility within and between species.
See our Research page for more information on current projects.
We are currently recruiting graduate students and postdocs. See here for how to apply.
Paige selected as an ASHG Human Genetics Scholar
Paige was selected as one of eight researchers to join...Read More
The lab’s first in-person conference presentations!
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The Leffler Lab is in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah.
Human Genetics Department