PeopleValentina Rovelli

I am a population geneticist, and I completed my doctorate studies in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis at Roma Tre University, which followed my Ms.C studies in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management and my BA in Biology at the same University. I am mostly interested in the use of modern and ancient DNA analyses to address a variety of questions on the evolutionary relationships of species and population, the application of genetic techniques for conservation, and the impact of environmental changes on demography through time and space. My PhD dissertation dealt with the application of different genetics and genomics techniques for population analyses of endangered Amphibian species endemic to Italy. In 2016 I started a first postdoc at the University of Haifa, where I worked on the DIP project “Salamandra infraimmaculata ecological genomics”, aimed at identifying the genetic architecture of habitat-dependent adaptation in several salamanders’ populations. In 2020 I joined the ERC project DEADSEA-ECO, focusing on paleogenomics, ancient DNA and demographic reconstructions of mammalian species from the Pleistocene. Since February 2022, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC project FELIX, where I aim at analysing the genomes of ancient cats to provide new perspectives on the process of cat domestication.




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