In press

Porder, S. and Ramachandran, S. `The phosphorus content of common rocks - a potential driver of ecosystem P status’. Plant and Soil.


Wakeley, J., King, L., Low, B. S. and Ramachandran, S. (2012), `Gene genealogies within a fixed pedigree, and the robustness of Kingman’s coalescent’, Genetics Vol. 190:1433-1445. [pdf]


Ramachandran, S. and Rosenberg, N. A. (2011), `A test of the influence of continental axes of orientation on patterns of human gene flow', American Journal of Physical Anthropology Vol. 146:515-529. [doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21560] Cover article.

[Coverage in Scientific American]

[Coverage in Discovery News]

[Coverage in Science, News & Analysis]

[Coverage in American Archaeology]

Novembre, J. and Ramachandran, S. (2011), `Perspectives on human population structure at the cusp of the sequencing era', Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics Vol. 12:245-274. (both authors contributed equally to this manuscript) [pdf]

Henn, B. M., Gignoux, C. R., Jobin, M., Granka, J. M., Macpherson, J. M., Kidd, J. M., Rodríguez-Botigué, L., Ramachandran, S., Hon, L., Brisbin, A., Lin, A. A., Underhill, P., Comas, D., Kidd, K. K., Parham, P., Norman, P. J., Bustamante, C. D., Mountain, J. L., and Feldman, M. W. (2011), `Feature Article: Hunter-gatherer genomic diversity suggests a southern African origin for modern humans', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA Vol. 108: 5154-5162. [free via open access at journal site]

[Coverage in NatureNews]

[Coverage in BBC News]


Ramachandran, S., Tang, H., Gutenkunst, R. and Bustamante, C. D. (2010), `Human Population Genetics and Genomics' In: Vogel and Motulsky's Human Genetics:  Problems and Approaches, 4th ed., eds. M. Speicher, S. E. Antonarakis and A. G. Motulsky. Springer.

Casto, A. M., Li, J. Z., Absher, D., Myers, R., Ramachandran, S. and Feldman, M. W. (2010), `Characterization of X-linked SNP genotypic variation in globally distributed human populations', Genome Biology Vol. 11:R10. [full text at journal site] [pdf]

Sohini Ramachandran’s publications, 2004-2009


Ramachandran, S. and M. W. Feldman (2009), `Theory of migration: Implications for linguistic evolution'.  In: Ancient Human Migrations: A Multidisciplinary Approach, eds. P. N. Peregrine, I. Peiros, and M. W. Feldman. University of Utah Press.

Bustamante, C. D. and Ramachandran, S. (2009), `Evaluating signatures of sex-specific processes in the human genome', Nature Genetics (News and Views) Vol. 41: 8-10. (both authors contributed equally to this manuscript)

[abstract at journal site] [pdf]


Ramachandran, S., Rosenberg, N. A., Feldman, M. W. and Wakeley, J. (2008), `Population differentiation and migration: coalescence times in a two-sex island model for autosomal and X-linked loci', Theoretical Population Biology Vol. 74: 291-301. [full text at journal site] [pdf]

Li. J. Z., Absher, D. M., Tang, H., Southwick, A. M., Casto, A. M., Ramachandran, S., Cann, H. M., Barsh, G. S., Feldman, M., Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. and Myers, R. M. (2008), `Worldwide human relationships inferred from genome-wide patterns of variation', Science Vol. 319: 1100-1104. [abstract at journal site]


Wang, S., Lewis Jr., C. M., Jakobsson, M., Ramachandran, S., Ray, N., et al. (2007), `Genetic variation and population structure in Native Americans', Public Library of Science Genetics Vol. 3: e185. [full text at journal site]


Rosenberg, N. A., Mahajan, S., Ramachandran, S., Zhao, C., Pritchard, J. K. and Feldman, M. W. (2005), `Clines, clusters, and the effect of study design on the inference of human population structure', Public Library of Science Genetics Vol. 1: e70. [full text at journal site]

Ramachandran, S., Deshpande, O., Roseman, C. C., Rosenberg, N. A., Feldman, M. W. and Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. (2005), `Support from the relationship of genetic and geographic distance in human populations for a serial founder effect originating in Africa', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA Vol. 102:  15942-15947. [full text at journal site] [pdf]

[Recognized by the Faculty of 1000]

[Covered in National Geographic News]


Macpherson, J. M., Ramachandran, S., Diamond, L. and Feldman, M. W. (2004), `Demographic estimates from Y-chromosome microsatellite polymorphisms:  analysis of a worldwide sample', Human Genomics Vol. 1: 345-354. [pdf]

Ramachandran, S., Rosenberg, N. A., Zhivotovsky, L. and Feldman, M. W. (2004), `Robustness of the inference of human population structure: a comparison of X-chromosomal and autosomal microsatellites', Human Genomics Vol. 1: 87-97. [pdf]

[Highlighted as “of outstanding interest” by Wilkins, J. F. (2006), `Unraveling male and female histories from human genetic data’, Current Opinion in Genetics and Development Vol. 16:  611-617.]