Research

My research interests span both theoretical and applied population genetics - particularly within humans - and its influence on complex phenotypes. Some recent topics of interest have been in the demographic history of isolated populations, the geographic distribution of functional alleles, and the spatial distribution of variants shared between ancient and modern samples.

Publications

Genomic history of the Sardinian population
Charleston W K Chiang, Joseph H Marcus, Carlo Sidore, Arjun Biddanda, Hussein Al-Asadi, Magdalena Zoledziewska, Maristella Pitzalis, Fabio Busonero, Andrea Maschio, Giorgio Pistis, Maristella Steri, Andrea Angius, Kirk E Lohmueller, Gonçalo R Abecasis, David Schlessinger, Francesco Cucca, John Novembre
Nature Genetics (2018)

The first horse herders and the impact of early Bronze Age steppe expansions into Asia
Peter de Barros Damgaard, Rui Martiniano, Jack Kamm, Jose Victor Moreno-Mayar, Guus Kroonen, Michael Peyrot, Gojko Barjamovic, Simon Rasmussen, Claus Zacho, Nurbol Baimukhanov, Victor Zaibert, Victor Merz, Arjun Biddanda, Ilja Merz, Vareriy Loman, Valeriy Evdokimov, Emma Usmanova, …, Richard Durbin, Eske Willerslev
Science (2018)

The genetic history of Cochin Jews from India
Yedael Y. Waldman, Arjun Biddanda, Maya Dubrovsky, Christopher L. Campbell, Carole Oddoux, Eitan Friedman, Gil Atzmon, Eran Halperin, Harry Ostrer, Alon Keinan
Human Genetics (2016)

The genetics of Bene Israel from India Reveals Both Substantial Jewish and Indian Ancestry
Yedael Y. Waldman*, Arjun Biddanda*, Natalie R. Davidson, Paul Billing-Ross, Maya Dubrovsky, Christopher L. Campbell, Carole Oddoux, Eitan Friedman, Gil Atzmon, Eran Halperin, Harry Ostrer, Alon Keinan
Plos One (2016)

XWAS - A Software Toolset for Genetic Data Analysis and Association Studies of the X Chromosome
Feng Gao*, Diana Chang*, Arjun Biddanda*, Li Ma, Yingjie Guo, Zilu Zhou, Alon Keinan
Journal of Heredity (2015)