Omer Gokcumen

PhD

Omer Gokcumen

Omer Gokcumen

PhD

Omer Gokcumen

PhD

Research Interests

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

Contact Information

641 Cooke Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-4937

omergokc@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Postdoctoral Research, Harvard Medical School

Research Statement

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. His work is 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.

Selected Publications