David Reich

David Reich
David Reich
Geneticist, Harvard Medical School; Author, Who We Are and How We Got Here

DAVID REICH is a professor at Harvard and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His laboratory focuses on studying population mixture, and has been responsible for many of the discoveries that have highlighted population mixture as a central process in history. Reich played a central role in the Neanderthal genome project, leading analytical work showing that non-Africans all have Neanderthal ancestry, and that people in New Guinea and Australia have ancestry from another archaic population, the Denisovans. He is currently studying more recent history.

He is the author of Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past.