Steering committee member


Dr. Ainash Childebayeva is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. She received her PhD in Biological Anthropology and Toxicology from the University of Michigan in 2019. Her dissertation research focused on the epigenetics of high-altitude adaptation and lead exposure in the Andes. Dr. Childebayeva is a National Geographic Explorer, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Genetics and Physiology in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Currently, she is working on topics related to the population history of Europe and Central Asia using ancient DNA methods.

Research Interests

Human evolutionary genetics, human epigenetics, gene x environment interactions, ancient DNA in Central Asia and Western Eurasia


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