Sarah A. Tishkoff, Ph.D.David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology; Director, Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity, University of PennsylvaniaSarah A. Tishkoff’s website
Tishkoff studies genomic and phenotypic variation in ethnically diverse Africans. Her research combines fieldwork, laboratory research and computational methods to examine the genetic basis of anthropometric, cardiovascular, and immune-related traits and how human evolution has impacted health and disease. She plays an active role as an advocate for the inclusion of ethnically diverse global populations in human genetics and genomics research. She is also involved in workshops and panels to address ethical issues regarding the use of “race” and ancestry in biomedical research and the clinic.