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  • Obed Garcia

    Obed Garcia

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Data Sciences

    BioI’m a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biomedical Data Sciences at Stanford University. I’m currently an Associate Member of the Human Pan Reference Genome Project and the coordinator for the HLA working group of the Clinical Genome Resource. Previously, I was at the University of Michigan, where I did my PhD in Anthropology.

    My primary research interests are to investigate how natural selection shapes human populations–particularly how infectious disease shapes the genome. By incorporating an evolutionary framework, we can better understand modern health and disease. I am working on detecting regions of the genome that have undergone selection in Mesoamerican populations, and expanding that work to medical relevance today. I am currently working on various HLA related projects, Dengue, and on COVID-19.