Jeff Wall, PhD, MS

M_Epidemiology & Biostatistics
+1 415 476-4063

Dr. Wall received his PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago and trained as a postdoc both there and at Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at UCSF in 2007, he spent 3 years as a faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Computational Biology at USC. His research spans a wide range of topics in evolutionary and human genetics, including models of speciation, inference of population history from sequence polymorphism data, and analyses of whole genome association study data in admixed populations.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
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Research Summary: 
Evolutionary and Human Genetics

A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia.


Malaspinas AS, Westaway MC, Muller C, Sousa VC, Lao O, Alves I, Bergström A, Athanasiadis G, Cheng JY, Crawford JE, Heupink TH, Macholdt E, Peischl S, Rasmussen S, Schiffels S, Subramanian S, Wright JL, Albrechtsen A, Barbieri C, Dupanloup I, Eriksson A, Margaryan A, Moltke I, Pugach I, Korneliussen TS, Levkivskyi IP, Moreno-Mayar JV, Ni S, Racimo F, Sikora M, Xue Y, Aghakhanian FA, Brucato N, Brunak S, Campos PF, Clark W, Ellingvåg S, Fourmile G, Gerbault P, Injie D, Koki G, Leavesley M, Logan B, Lynch A, Matisoo-Smith EA, McAllister PJ, Mentzer AJ, Metspalu M, Migliano AB, Murgha L, Phipps ME, Pomat W, Reynolds D, Ricaut FX, Siba P, Thomas MG, Wales T, Wall CM, Oppenheimer SJ, Tyler-Smith C, Durbin R, Dortch J, Manica A, Schierup MH, Foley RA, Lahr MM, Bowern C, Wall JD, Mailund T, Stoneking M, Nielsen R, Sandhu MS, Excoffier L, Lambert DM, Willerslev E

Archaic admixture in human history.

Current opinion in genetics & development

Wall JD, Yoshihara Caldeira Brandt D

Genomewide ancestry and divergence patterns from low-coverage sequencing data reveal a complex history of admixture in wild baboons.

Molecular ecology

Wall JD, Schlebusch SA, Alberts SC, Cox LA, Snyder-Mackler N, Nevonen KA, Carbone L, Tung J

A hybrid approach for de novo human genome sequence assembly and phasing.

Nature methods

Mostovoy Y, Levy-Sakin M, Lam J, Lam ET, Hastie AR, Marks P, Lee J, Chu C, Lin C, Džakula Ž, Cao H, Schlebusch SA, Giorda K, Schnall-Levin M, Wall JD, Kwok PY