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Dr

Irene Gallego Romero

Lecturer In Systems Genomics
human genetics
population genetics
functional genomics
human evolution
iPSCs
evolution
gene regulation
gene expression
science & technology
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Dr

Irene Gallego Romero

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Human evolution
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Dr

Irene Gallego Romero

 

My group explores the ways in which natural selection and evolutionary change have shaped the human species (and sometimes, other mammals too! ), with a particular focus on gene regulatory processes.

Because gene regulation is still not easily predicted from sequence-level data, we often use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to examine the means by which multiple cellular mechanisms interact to regulate gene expression and ultimately give rise to inter-species or population-level differences. By combining the versatility of iPSCs with the power of functional and comparative genomics we address questions about the mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation in humans that are intractable by other means.

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Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Systems Genomics

Biosciences

Education


PhD, Biological Anthropology

University of Cambridge

BA, Biology

University of Chicago