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About Andrew Ozga

Dr. Ozga is broadly interested in host genetic and microbial variation across human populations and non-human primate species. His work focuses on oral microbial diversity in wild chimpanzee populations, such as those residing within Gombe National Park in Tanzania, as well as oral and gut microbial variation in underrepresented Native American communities in North and South America. Current research includes an effort to understand the impact that host genetics and oral health on oral microbial communities in South Florida residents. He has also has interests and experience in ancient DNA analysis, full mitochondrial and nuclear genome reconstruction, and community engagement in topics related to genetics and biology.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Biological Sciences
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2017 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University
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2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University
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2013 - 2015 LMAMR Research Scientist, University of Oklahoma
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Courses

  • BIOL4340 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL3400 - Microbiology
  • BMME8053 - Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • BIOL1500 - Biology I

Education

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2015 Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus ‐ Health and Human Biology Program
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2009 M.A. Anthropology, Ball State University
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2007 B.A. Anthropology, Marquette University
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Contact Information

3301 College Ave
Parker Building 369
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

954-262-7903

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