Dr Deepti Gurdasani is a post-doctoral fellow in the Sandhu Group. Her current research focuses on characterising the genetic diversity among African populations and understanding their population history.
Deepti trained as a clinician in internal medicine at Christian Medical College Vellore, India, following which she completed a PhD in genetic epidemiology at the University of Cambridge. She joined the Sanger Institute as a post-doctoral fellow in 2013.
Deepti’s research focuses on characterising the genetic diversity among African populations, and understanding how this influences susceptibility to disease. She has a key interest in understanding the historical movements and mixing of populations that influenced the current genetic structure of these populations. Deepti’s work involves analysis of dense genotype and whole genome sequences from diverse ethno-linguistic groups in Africa, including examination of ancient DNA from these regions. She is also interested in the development and application of new statistical methods to answer some of these questions.