TITLE: Human Migration, Malaria & Modernization in the Pacific: DNA Studies
SPEAKER: Koji Lum
EVENT DATE: 08/28/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
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The research of J. Koji Lum focuses on the origins, interactions, and resulting genetic characteristics of Pacific Island populations, the evolution of the malaria parasite's (Plasmodium falciparum) drug resistance, malaria epidemiology in Melanesia, Southeast Asia, and Africa, forensic genetics, animal and plant domestication, behavioral genetics, and molecular evolution.
Speaker Biography: Molecular anthropologist and population geneticist J. Koji Lum is a professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, and the director of the Laboratory of Evolutionary Anthropology and Health (LEAH) at SUNY Binghamton. He also chairs the Human Subjects Research Review Committee.