Shaila Musharoff is a Postdoctoral Scholar researching population and medical genetics in the Zaitlen Lab at the UCSF School of Medicine. Previously, Shaila completed her Ph.D. thesis in the Carlos Bustamante Lab at Stanford University.
Areas of interest and research include:
- how human migrations shape patterns of variation on the X chromosome
- inferring signatures of sex-biased demographic events from whole-genome sequence data.
- how the recent extreme population growth of the human population has affected the site frequency spectrum,
- the implications of non-equilibrium conditions on processes such as the retention of deleterious alleles.