Pradiptajati Kusuma


Position             : Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Qualifications   :

                              - Ph.D in Biological Anthropology and Population Genetics (Universit√© de Toulouse)

                              - M.Biomed in Biomedical Sciences(Universitas Indonesia)

                              - B.Sc. in Biology (Bandung Institute of Technology)

Profile                :

                               I am a population geneticist, currently working closely with a nomadic hunter-gatherer group in Kalimantan, still occupying karstic rock shelters and living in a network of shifting camps in the forest. Together with my collaborators, I conduct a multidisciplinary research to study the population history and the biological impact of their lifestyle transition, involving linguistic, social networks, mobility patterns, diet, and genetics.

Interests            :  - Population Genetics

                               - Evolution

                               - Biological Antropology

Awards              :

                              -  Scholarship award for Doctoral Study from Ministry of Education, Indonesia, and Ministry of Higher Education

                              -  Scholarship award for Master Study from Ministry of Education, Indonesia

                              -  Scholarship award for Undergraduate Study from Ministry of Education

Contact             :  pradiptajati.kusuma@mrinstitute.org

Publications     :

1. Deep ancestry of collapsing networks of nomadic hunter-gatherers in Borneo. Evolutionary Human Sciences. 2022. 4:e9. doi: 10.1017/ehs.2022.3

2. Genetic architecture of gene regulation in Indonesian populations identifies QTLs associated with global and local ancestries. American Journal of Human

    Genetics. 2022. S0002-9297(21)00437-7.  doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2021.11.017 

3. Genome-wide DNA methylation and gene expression patterns reflect genetic ancestry and environmental differences across the Indonesian archipelago.

    PLoS Genet. 2020 May 26;16(5):e1008749. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008749. eCollection 2020 May.

4. Multiple Deeply Divergent Denisovan Ancestries in Papuans.

    Cell. 2019 Apr 10. pii: S0092-8674(19)30218-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.02.035.

5. Genomic insights into the peopling of the Southwest Pacific.

    Nature. 2016 Oct 27;538(7626):510-513. doi: 10.1038/nature19844. Epub 2016 Oct 3.

6. Malagasy Genetic Ancestry Comes from an Historical Malay Trading Post in Southeast Borneo.

    Mol Biol Evol. 2016 Sep;33(9):2396-400. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw117. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

7. Contrasting Linguistic and Genetic Origins of the Asian Source Populations of Malagasy.

    Sci Rep. 2016 May 18;6:26066. doi: 10.1038/srep26066.

8. Mitochondrial DNA and the Y chromosome suggest the settlement of Madagascar by Indonesian sea nomad populations.

    BMC Genomics. 2015 Mar 17;16:191. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1394-7.

9. A recent bottleneck of Y chromosome diversity coincides with a global change in culture.

    Genome Res. 2015 Apr;25(4):459-66. doi: 10.1101/gr.186684.114. Epub 2015 Mar 13.