photo of Dr. Molly Przeworski
602A Fairchild Center 6th Floor, M.C. 2424
New York
Office Phone: 
(212) 854-9063
Short Research Description: 

Population and human genetics

Representative Publications: 
  • Mostafavi, H., Harpak, A., Conley, D., Pritchard, J. K., and M. Przeworski, 2020 Variable prediction accuracy of polygenic scores within an ancestry group. eLife e48376.
  • Schumer, M., Xu, C., Powell, D. L., Durvasula, A., Skov, L., Holland, C., Blazier, J.C., Sankararaman, S., Andolfatto, P., Rosenthal, G., and M. Przeworski, 2018 Natural selection interacts with the local recombination rate to shape the evolution of hybrid genomes. Science 360: 656-660.
  • Baker, Z.*, Schumer, M.*, Haba, Y., Holmes, C., Rosenthal, G., and M. Przeworski, 2017. Repeated losses of PRDM9-directed recombination despite the conservation of PRDM9 across vertebrates. eLife 6:e24133.
  • Gao, Z., Wyman, M. J., Sella, G., and M. Przeworski, 2016. Interpreting the dependence of mutation rates on age and time. PLoS Biology 14(1):e1002355.
  • Singhal, S.+, Leffler, E. M.+, Sannareddy, K., Turner, I., Venn, O., Hooper, D., Strand, A., Li, Q., Raney, B., Balakrishnan, C., Griffith, S., McVean, G., and M. Przeworski, 2015. Stable recombination hotspots in birds. Science 350: 928-32.
  • Leffler, E. M., Gao, Z., Pfeiffer, S., Segurel, L., Auton, A., Venn, O., Bowden, R., Bontrop, R., Wall, J.D., Sella, G., P. Donnelly, G. McVean, and M. Przeworski, 2013. Multiple instances of ancient balancing selection shared between humans and chimpanzees. Science 339: 1578-82.
  • Leffler, E. M., Bullaughey, K., Matute, D., Meyer, W., Segurel, L., Venkat, A., Andolfatto, P., and M. Przeworski, 2012. Revisiting an old riddle: what determines genetic diversity levels within species?. PLoS Biology 10: e1001388.
  • Hernandez R. D., Kelley J. L., Elyashiv E., Melton S. C., Auton A., McVean M., the 1000 Genomes Project, Sella G., and M. Przeworski, 2011. Classic selective sweeps were rare in recent human evolution. Science 331: 920-4.

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