B.A., Washington University (1999); M.A., University of Missouri (2001); Ph.D., City University of New York (2008)
Dr. Ting's reseach interests lie at the intersections of genetics/genomics, evolutionary ecology, and conservation in natural animal populations, with a focus on non-human primates. While the types of questions he addresses vary, they are united in combining lab-based methods, fieldwork, and computational approaches to elucidate processes that drive diversity, adaptation, and health. This includes inference of demograpahy and population history from genetic/genomic data, combining genetic and ethological data to better understand variation in social behavior, and using transcriptomics and metagenomics to study disease susceptibility, host response to infectious disease, and factors that affect the microbiome. The ultimate goal of this work is to understand what affects the well-being of wild populations and to help improve the protection of threatened taxa. Dr. Ting is also faculty in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, and his projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and Primate Conservation Inc.
Ting Lab website: http://molecular-anthro.uoregon.edu/TingLab/
Molecular Anthropology Group website: http://molecular-anthro.uoregon.edu/
Lab Location: Center for Medical Education and Research, Rooms 104, 105, and 305