Santos Alonso obtained his Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. After that, he became a Postdoctoral student to Dr. John Armour at the Institute of Genetics of the University of Nottingham, UK. He returned to Spain thanks to a Ramon y Cajal fellowship, and presently he develops his research activities at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. His research interests focus on human evolutionary genetics, in particular the evolutionary genetics of human skin pigmentation, but he also pursues any other aspects related to the impact of human evolution in the diversity patterns of the human genome, particularly signatures of adaptations to the environment and disease susceptibility.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2014