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
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Research Summary: 
Evolutionary and Human Genetics



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

Evaluating the quality of the 1000 genomes project data.

BMC genomics

Belsare S, Levy-Sakin M, Mostovoy Y, Durinck S, Chaudhuri S, Xiao M, Peterson AS, Kwok PY, Seshagiri S, Wall JD

Analysis of 100 high-coverage genomes from a pedigreed captive baboon colony.

Genome research

Robinson JA, Belsare S, Birnbaum S, Newman DE, Chan J, Glenn JP, Ferguson B, Cox LA, Wall JD