As its name reveals, the interests of this lab’s research are focused on the analysis of the human genome diversity with the aim of inferring the genomic and population processes that are responsible for this diversity, and outlining the population and epidemiological consequences of the human genetic variability. Its main research lines are, therefore, not only connected with human genome diversity, but also with population genetics, genome variation and disease susceptibility, and genome evolution and disease.

Lab website: Comas Lab

Principal Investigator Principal Investigator

Current members Current members

Ongoing projects Ongoing projects

Publications Publications

Henn, B. M.; Rodríguez-Botigué, L.; Comas, D.2011. Hunter-gatherer genomic diversity suggests a southern African origin for modern humansProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(13): 5154-5162.

Haber, M.; Platt, D. E.; Badro, D. A.; [14 authors]; Bertranpetit, J.; Clarke, A. C.; Comas, D.; [28 authors];Santhakumari, A. V.; Vieira, P. P.; Ziegle, J. S. 2011. Influences of history, geography, and religion on genetic structure: the Maronites in LebanonEuropean Journal of Human Genetics 19: 334-340.

Gaieski JB.; Owings AC.; Vilar MG.; Dulik MC.; Gaieski DF.; Gittelman RM.; Lindo J.; Gau L.; Schurr TG.; Genographic Consortium [Included Bertranpetit, J. and Comas, D.] 2011. Genetic ancestry and indigenous heritage in a Native American descendant community in Bermuda. Am J Phys Anthropol. 146(3):392-405.

Fadhlaoui-Zid, K.; Rodríguez-Botigué, L.; Naoui, N.; Benammar-Elgaaied, A.; Calafell, F. and Comas, D. 2011, Mitochondrial DNA structure in North Africa reveals a genetic discontinuity in the Nile ValleyAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology 145: 107-117. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21472

Fadhlaoui-Zid, K.; Martinez-Cruz, B.; Khodjet-el-khil, H.; Mendizabal,I.; Benammar-Elgaaied, A.; Comas, D. 2011. Genetic structure of Tunisian ethnic groups revealed by paternal lineagesAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology 146: 271-280.