Tomas Benjamin Gonzalez Zarzar

Tomas Benjamin Gonzalez Zarzar


I earned my bachelor and professional degree in Physical Anthropology at the University of Chile (2012). Since 2014 I am a graduate student at Penn State in Dr. Mark Shriver’s lab. My research interests go from using genetics to uncover cultural and historical human phenomena, to determine the genetic causes of normal human variation and how people perceive this morphological variation (e.g. perception of facial features and their association with diverse social attributes). Also I am very interested on the ethical issues surrounding human genetic research, specifically at the intersection with the old problem of race.

Anthropology Bioinformatics Ethical Issues Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics Neuroscience Paleontology Statistics

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Graduate Student

The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Anthropology

Universidad de Chile


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