Lecture with Dr. Rita Calvo, July 28
“Written in Our Genes: What Our DNA Tells Us About Our Human Origins and Migrations” Presented by Dr. Rita Calvo
Sunday | July 28 | 2:00pm
Dr. Rita Calvo is a former Cornell professor specializing in human evolution and genetic origins. Her lecture will show how genetics and genomics research is advancing understanding of human geographic and ethnic/racial origins, including uncovering maternal and paternal origins of current populations. In addition to giving background on the relevant science, she will present a number of examples, from the surprising finding that many non-African humans have a small amount of Neanderthal DNA to the origins and migrations of several modern human populations.