Jeff Wall, PhD, MS

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
+1 415 476-4063
Research Overview: 

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
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Research Summary: 
Evolutionary and Human Genetics
Mentorship Development: 

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Genomic variation and recent population histories of spotted (Strix occidentalis) and barred (S. varia) owls.

Genome biology and evolution

Fujito NT, Hanna ZR, Levy-Sakin M, Bowie RCK, Kwok PY, Dumbacher JP, Wall JD

Accurate assembly of the olive baboon (Papio anubis) genome using long-read and Hi-C data.


Batra SS, Levy-Sakin M, Robinson J, Guillory J, Durinck S, Vilgalys TP, Kwok PY, Cox LA, Seshagiri S, Song YS, Wall JD

A comparison of humans and baboons suggests germline mutation rates do not track cell divisions.

PLoS biology

Wu FL, Strand AI, Cox LA, Ober C, Wall JD, Moorjani P, Przeworski M

Identification of African-Specific Admixture between Modern and Archaic Humans.

American journal of human genetics

Wall JD, Ratan A, Stawiski E