Joseph Lachance




Assistant Professor
Primary School/Department: 
School of Biological Sciences

Office Location: 
EBB 2103
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Center for Integrative Genomics

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Molecular Evolution

Research Interests:

My lab studies human evolutionary genomics, population genetics, and health disparities.  It’s an an exciting time for the field of population genetics, and our research group uses whole genome sequences and computer simulations to study how diverse human populations evolve.  We are interested in questions like: 
  •   How have human genomes evolved in response to modern environments?
  •   How difficult is it for alleles to move between divergent populations?
  •   Why do hereditary disease risks vary across populations? 
  •   How to best estimate an individual’s predisposition to different genetic diseases?
  •   What will our genomes look like in the future?