The Keinan Lab



The Keinan lab studies how human genetic variation has arisen from evolutionary history and is playing a part in common, complex disease risk. Research foci include elucidating the history of modern human populations, developing computational methods for discovering genes important in human biology, and characterizing the impact natural selection has had on patterns of genetic variation in different populations. Members of the lab have backgrounds in computer science, statistics, genetics, physics, anthropology, and biology, which enables the collaborative development of tools and their application to genomic data sets, bridging theoretical population genetics and empirical studies.


"...cause if we cease to ask,
we will cease to grow
if we don't go far,
we will soon fall."
     ( Mookie D., translated from Hebrew)