Tomás González Zarzar
Assistant Professor, Universidad Mayor

Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Bioethics

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Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Bioethics, and currently Assistant Professor at Universidad Mayor. I am interested in elucidating the genetic and environmental factors in complex human diseases and their sex/gender differences. My methodological approach uses Big Data to model the effects and interactions between diverse biological systems, such as the genome, metabolome, and exposome. Similarly, my work in bioethics deals with genomics studies in Indigenous Peoples, the development of sex/gender differences studies in biomedicine, and environmental justice. I earned my bachelor’s and professional degree in Biological Anthropology at the University of Chile in 2012. I was a graduate student at Penn State in Dr. Mark Shriver’s lab until I graduated with a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Bioethics in 2020. I was a postdoctoral scholar at Dr. Molly Hall’s lab from 2020 to 2023. Since March 2023, I have been an Assistant Professor at Universidad Mayor in the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Artes and the Society and Health Research Center.

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Penn State University
Ph.D. in Anthropology and Bioethics
Penn State University
MA in Anthropology
Universidad de Chile
BSc in Biological Anthropology