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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. Among other things, he is a Visiting Scientist at the University of Perugia and a reviewer for several scientific journals. 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 and research work is available on his personal website at www.JosephSmithDNA.com.