I am an evolutionary geneticist, trained in quantitative and population genetics. My general interests involve investigating the evolutionary processes that influence the genetic basis of complex traits. During my Ph.D., I've used pedigree-based quantitative genetics methods to explore the genetics and evolution of life history traits in modern human populations. Currently, I am working as part of the mutation load subgroup with Ulises Hernández. My focus is on modeling the role of high mutation rates in the evolutionary dynamics of population persistence. Other interests include exploring the different sources of heritable genetic variation and their impact on the adaptive process.
Mawass, W., & Milot, E. (submitted). Exploring the validity of pedigree-based quantitative genetics estimates using power and sensitivity analyses. Journal of Heredity.
Mawass, W., & Milot, E. (in preparation). Evolutionary stasis in reproductive timing in a modern human population undergoing demographic expansion.