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About Ugo A. Perego

Dr. Ugo A. Perego is a population geneticist currently residing with his family in Rome, Italy. He received a BS and MS in Health Sciences from Brigham Young University and a PhD in Genetics and Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Pavia, Italy. His PhD dissertation: “The Origin of Native Americans: A Reconstruction Based on the Analysis of Mitochondrial Genomes” received the biennial Best Dissertation Award from the University of Pavia School of Life Sciences. He is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. During the past decade, Dr. Perego has given nearly 200 lectures on DNA topics related to population migrations, ancestry, forensics, and history (including LDS history). A current list of his published material is available on his personal website www.JosephSmithDNA.com.