"EVOLUTIONARY CONSEQUENCES OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: Epi-genetic, Cultural, Medical and Spiritual" free IRAS Webinar
Dr. Jackson is an expert on the bio-history of African peoples and their descendants in the transatlantic diaspora. She is widely recognized for her emphasis on interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to scientific research. In 2002, she co-founded the first human DNA bank in Africa (based at the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon) with the aim of changing the way that anthropological genetic research is done on the African continent (moving away from the colonial approach), enhancing local infrastructure and expertise, and dramatically improving the potential for scientific understanding of the interactions of genotypes and environmental factors in producing specific phenotypes (by providing a local context for data analysis and interpretation). Dr. Jackson’s research currently focuses on gene-environment interactions and the potential for changes in the epigenome induced by particular environmental stressors.
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