Mareike C. Janiak
I received my PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology from Rutgers University, after which I was a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Amanda Melin's lab at the University of Calgary. Until recently, I was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Salford with Drs. Jean Boubli, Robin Beck and Ian Goodhead.
I am broadly interested in the ways that animals adapt to the specific demands of their ecological niches. For this, I combine genomic information with dietary data or behavioral observations to understand the genetic and/or behavioral changes that allow a species to survive in its environment.
I enjoy working with big data, including genomic and metagenomic sequencing data, coding (R/python/bash), and data visualization.
Postdoctoral Consultant, Department of Anthropology, NYU
Former Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Science, Engineering, & Environment (University of Salford)
Former Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Anthropology & Archeology (University of Calgary) and Postdoctoral Fellow of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
Alumni Affiliate at the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (Rutgers University)
Former Visiting Researcher at the Center for the Study of Human Origins (NYU)