Associate Professor of Anthropology, UTK
Graciela Cabana specializes in Molecular Anthropology (a.k.a. anthropological genetics) with expertise in the handling of severely degraded DNA. Her academic research explores how behavioral, morphological, and genetic phenomena intersect to explore current past and present human demography. She is particularly interested in the development of methodologies to enhance interpretative power, including theoretical modeling and computer simulation. Graciela Cabana is also the Director of UTK’s Molecular Anthropology Laboratories, which includes a clean room laboratory dedicated to forensic genetic research.