Guarino-Vignon Perle



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Postdoctoral researcher focusing on ancient human population genomics. Her main research skills are in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and population genomic applied to ancient DNA. She’s particularly interested in the relationship between the cultural structures and the genetic structures of a population and how we can (or we can’t) linked both their changes together. Perle is a former student at Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon, where she obtained her Master degree in Paleontology. She completed her Ph.D. in Genetic Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris under the supervision of Evelyne Heyer and Celine Bon. Her thesis investigated the human migrations around the Caspian Sea between Neolithic and Middle Ages using ancient DNA. She also holds an Agrégation in Life and Earth Sciences and has been teaching at MNHN, ENS de Lyon, Sorbonne Université and Université Paris-Sud. She has participated in several outreach projects such as MT180 and ‘Sciences en Bulles‘ .


  • Guarino-Vignon P, Marchi N, Bendezu-Sarmiento J, Heyer E, Bon C. 2022. Genetic continuity of Indo-Iranian speakers since the Iron Age in southern Central Asia. Sci Rep 12, 733
  • Ségurel L, Guarino-Vignon P, Marchi N, Lafosse S, Laurent R, Bon C, Fabre A, Hegay T, Heyer E. 2020 — Why and when was lactase persistence selected for? Insights from Central Asian herders and ancient DNA. PLoS Biology. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000742
  • Louchart A, Bastian F, Baptista M, Guarino-Vignon P, Hume J.P, Jacot-des-Combes C, Mourer-Chauvigné C, Hänni C, Ollivier M. 2018 — Ancient DNA Reveals the Origins, Colonization Histories, and Evolutionary Pathways of Two Recently Extinct Species of Giant Scops Owl From Mauritius and Rodrigues Islands. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13450