Presently, my work focuses on inter-lineage introgressive hybridization. While a number of methods exist to infer gene flow and characterize introgression, these approaches leverage contemporary genomic data to infer past admixture events. However, with the field of paleogenomics growing, ancient genomes are becoming more and more available. My work in Dr Mathias Currat's group consists in identifying and describing genomic summary statistics that, when estimated on temporally distributed genomes, provide a means to estimate both the timing and number of admixture pulses.
Di Santo, L.N., Quilodran, C.S., and Currat, M. (Under review). Temporal variation in introgressed segments’ length statistics sheds light on past admixture pulses. Molecular Biology and Evolution. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.03.539203
Di Santo, L.N., Hoban, S.M., Parchman, T.L., Wright, J.W. and Hamilton, J.A. (2022). Reduced representation sequencing to understand the evolutionary history of Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana Parry) with implications for rare species conservation. Molecular Ecology. Early View. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16615
Di Santo, L.N., Polgar, M., Nies, S., Hodgkiss, P., Canning, C.A., Wright, J.W. and Hamilton, J.A. (2021). Seed morphological traits as a tool to quantify variation maintained in ex situ collections: a case study in Pinus torreyana. AoB Plants. 13(5): plab058. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plab058
Braasch, J.E., Di Santo, L.N., Tarble, Z.J., Prasifka, J.R. and Hamilton, J.A. (2021). Testing for evolutionary change in restoration: A genomic comparison between ex situ, native, and commercial seed sources of Helianthus maximiliani. Evolutionary Applications. 14(9): 2206-2220. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13275
Di Santo, L.N. and Hamilton, J.A. (2021). Using environmental and geographic data to optimize ex situ collections and preserve evolutionary potential. Conservation Biology. 35(2): 733-744. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13568
Dufresnes, C., Denoël, M., Di Santo, L.N. and Dubey, S. (2017). Multiple uprising invasions of Pelophylax water frogs, inducing a new hybridogenetic complex. Scientific Reports. 7(1): 1-10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-06655-5
Dufresnes, C., Di Santo, L.N., Leuenberger, J., Schuerch, J., Mazepa, G., Grandjean, N., Canestrelli, D., Perrin, N. and Dubey, S. (2017). Cryptic invasion of Italian pool frogs (Pelophylax bergeri) across Western Europe unraveled by multilocus phylogeography. Biological Invasions. 19(5): 1407-1420. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1359-z