Ranjan Deka, PhD, Department of Environmental Health,
delivered an invited memorial lecture at the Indian National Confederation and
Academy of Anthropologists Indian Anthropological Congress in February at
Dibrugarh University in Dibrugarh, India.
The lecture, "Mapping Complex Traits
in an Adriatic Population: Anthropology Laid the Foundation,” was in honor of the late Professor Bhuban M.
Das, who was Deka’s PhD advisor and mentor during his studies at Dibrugarh University.
The meeting was attended by over 300 anthropologists and scholars. Deka was
awarded a memorial plaque recognizing his contributions to the field of
Deka, a professor in the division of epidemiology and
biostatistics, is a molecular population geneticist whose primary research
interest is in the genetics of complex diseases.