sarah tishkoff

Sarah A. Tishkoff, Ph.D.

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and BiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Tishkoff studies genomic and phenotypic variation in ethnically diverse Africans. Her research combines field work, laboratory research, and computational methods to examine African population history and how genetic variation can affect a wide range of practical issues – for example, why humans have different susceptibility to disease, how they metabolize drugs, and how they adapt through evolution.