My name is Andrew T. Ozga and I’m an evolutionary biologist and anthropologist interested in understanding both genomic and microbiome diversity in human and non-human primates over time and space. Specifically, I study the oral cavity of great apes and traditional human populations in an effort to understand how diversity impacts overall health states.
I completed my Ph.D. in Health and Human Biology from the Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research at the University of Oklahoma. I went on to become a postdoctoral scholar at Arizona State University as a member of Dr. Anne Stone’s Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, first serving as part of the Institute of Human Origins, followed by the Center for Evolution and Medicine.
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University.