Yá'át'ééh! Shí éí Melanie Quiver yiníshyé. Ta’neeszahnii nishłí dóó San Felipe Pueblo Fox clan bá shíshchíín. Bįįh bitoo’nii éí dashicheii dóó tódích’íi’nii éí dashinálí. Tó Dínéeshzheeʼdęę’ naashá.
Hello! My name is Melanie Quiver. I am of the Tangle People clan, born for the San Felipe Pueblo Fox clan. My maternal grandfather was of the Deer Springs People clan, and my paternal grandfather was of the Bitter Water People clan. As someone who grew up on the very isolated Navajo reservation (in Kayenta, Arizona), I'm excited to be finishing my 2nd year of the School of Biology PhD program, and I'm proud to have the privilege of representing my beloved Navajo, Sioux and Pueblo communities who raised me.
My research focuses on genetic variants that contribute to health disparities. Specifically, I'm interested in how evolutionary history has contributed to the genetics of alcohol addiction in bottlenecked populations.