Professor Cristian Capelli was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to College during his fourteen years with St Hugh’s as its inaugural Tutorial Fellow in Human Sciences, as well as his outstanding contribution to the College throughout this period.
Professor Capelli’s research focuses on human evolution, with a particular attention to the processes (cultural and historical) that have shaped the distribution of genetic variation across human populations.
Professor Capelli started a new role at the Universita’ di Parma in October 2020.
- Marks SJ, Montinaro F, Levy H, Capelli C, et al., ‘Static and Moving Frontiers: The Genetic Landscape of Southern African Bantu-Speaking Populations,’ Mol Biol Evol. 2014
- Hellenthal G, Busby GB, Band G, Wilson JF, Capelli C, Falush D, Myers S, ‘A genetic atlas of human admixture history,’ Science, 2014 Feb, 14;343(6172), pp.747-51
- Marks SJ, Levy H, Martinez-Cadenas C, Montinaro F, Capelli C, ‘Migration distance rather than migration rate explains genetic diversity in human patrilocal groups,’ Mol Ecol, (2012), 21(20), pp. 4958-69
- Busby GB, Brisighelli F, Sánchez-Diz P, Ramos-Luis E, Capelli C, et al., ‘The peopling of Europe and the cautionary tale of Y chromosome lineage R-M269,’ Proc Biol Sci. (2012) 279(1730), pp.884-92
- Batini C, Ferri G, Destro-Bisol G, Capelli C et al., Signatures of the preagricultural peopling processes in sub-Saharan Africa as revealed by the phylogeography of early Y chromosome lineages, Mol Biol Evol, (2011) 28(9), pp.2603-13