David Reich

David Reich
David Reich
Geneticist, Harvard Medical School

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.