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Omer Gokcumen

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Human and primate evolution, ancient humans (including Neanderthals and Denisovans), anthropological genomics

Omer Gokcumen is an expert in evolutionary anthropology — the study of how humans evolved and how they differ from non-human primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees.

He can speak to the media about topics tied to human evolution, including evolutionary adaptation and the evolutionary processes that lead to genetic disease.

Gokcumen’s research examines the role that genomic variants, especially deletions and duplications, play in human disease and biology. His laboratory investigates the evolutionary history of genetic variations tied to interesting traits and diseases in modern and ancient human populations. 

CONTACT:

Omer Gokcumen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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