Iain Mathieson, PhD


Iain Mathieson is a population geneticist. He studies study human population genetics including demographic history, natural selection, and complex traits. He has worked on association studies, the distribution of rare variants, the genetics of spatially structured populations and understanding human history using ancient DNA. Currently his main interest is in understanding the evolution of complex traits in humans, their distribution across human populations, and their relationship to demographic history and natural selection.  Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mathieson was at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Mathieson earned a BA in Mathematics and MPhil in Statistical Science at Cambridge University. He holds a DPhil in Genomic Medicine & Statistics from Oxford University.