Hendrik Poinar, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Paleogenetics
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
905-525-9140 ext. 26331
McMaster University, CNH 537
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L9
I am an evolutionary geneticist with particular interest in the population dynamics of infectious agents through time. We use novel molecular genetic techniques to capture and interrogate sequence data from ancient and contemporary strains to better understand the drivers of evolution. Our work is of particular importance and relevance to rapidly evolving (and moving) antimicrobial gene clusters.