Chiara Barbieri

Research Interests

Molecular anthropology, human population prehistory, human migration, diffusion and contact. South American prehistory, congruence between gene and language transmission

CV

Education

2020 - present Independent Group Leader, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2018 - 2020 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
2014 - 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
2009 - 2013 Ph.D. in Molecular Anthropology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
2005 - 2008 M.Sc. in Biodiversity and Evolution, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Selected Publications

  • Nakatsuka N., Lazaridis I., Barbieri C., P. Skoglund, N. Rohland, S. Mallick, K. Harkins-Kinkaid, M. Ferry, E. Harney, M. Michel, et al. (2020). A Paleogenomic Reconstruction of the Deep Population History of the Andes. Cell, 181:1131-1145.e21. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.04.015
  • Barbieri C., Barquera R., Arias L., Sandoval JR., Acosta O., Zurita C., Aguilar-Campos A., Tito-Álvarez AM., Serrano-Osuna R., Gray R., Heggarty P., Shimizu KK., Fujita R., Stoneking M., Pugach I., Fehren-Schmitz L. (2019). The current genomic landscape of western South America: Andes, Amazonia and Pacific Coast. Molecular Biology and Evolution:36:2698–271. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msz174
  • Barbieri C., Sandoval JR., Valqui J., Shimelman A., Ziemendorff S., Schröder R., Geppert M., Roewer L., Gray R., Stoneking M., Fujita R., Heggarty P. (2017). Enclaves of genetic diversity resisted Inca impacts on population history. Scientific Reports, 7:17411. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-17728-w
  • Barbieri C., Vicente M., Rocha J., Mpoloka SW., Stoneking M., Pakendorf B. (2013). Ancient substructure in early mtDNA lineages of southern Africa. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 92.2: 285-292. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.12.010
  • Pickrell JK., Patterson N., Barbieri C., Berthold F., Gerlach L., Lipson M., Loh P., Lachance J., Güldemann T., Kure B., Mpoloka S.W., Nakagawa H., Naumann C., Mountain J., Bustamante C., Berger B., Tishkoff S., Henn B., Stoneking M., Reich D., Brigitte P. (2012). The genetic prehistory of southern Africa. Nature Communications 3:1143. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2140