Dr Maanasa Raghavan

BSc, MSc, PhD

Phyllis & Eileen Gibbs Travelling Research Fellow 2017/18

Photograph of Dr Maanasa Raghavan, Phyllis & Eileen Gibbs Travelling Research Fellow 2017/18

College Jobs

  • Phyllis & Eileen Gibbs Travelling Research Fellow 2017/18

University Jobs

  • Senior Research Associate, Department of Zoology

Contact

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 762935

Email: mr693@cam.ac.uk

Photograph of Dr Maanasa Raghavan, Phyllis & Eileen Gibbs Travelling Research Fellow 2017/18

Biography

I am a molecular biologist, specializing in the use of next-generation sequencing data to study human population histories. I completed my B.Sc. at the University of Toronto (2002-2006) and M.Sc. at the University of Oxford (2006-2007). My Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen (2008-2011) and subsequent postdoctoral research at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Denmark (2012-2015) focused on resolving aspects of the early peopling of the Americas by making using of genome-scale data from ancient and modern humans from the Americas and Siberia. I am currently a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Zoology, Visiting Researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, College Research Associate at St. John’s College and Gibbs Travelling Fellow at Newnham College.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the use of next-generation sequencing data from ancient and present-day individuals to reconstruct human population histories and understand how and when patterns of present-day genetic diversity were formed.