Jon Anders Eriksson, PhD, an ERA Chair holder and Associate Professor, specializes in interdisciplinary research in genomics. With a strong background in evolutionary genetics, he employs computational modeling and quantitative analysis at the nexus of medical genomics, anthropology, population genetics, and palaeoecology. Jon has a prolific publication record with 69 peer-reviewed papers and an h-index of 22. His current focus is on understanding how past climate, diets, and pathogens have influenced genetic diversity in modern populations, particularly in metabolic, cardiovascular, and immune-mediated diseases. Using an interdisciplinary approach, he combines mathematics, statistics, evolutionary biology, and medical genomics to identify novel genetic variants, reconstruct the evolutionary history of disease-associated variants, and improve disease risk prediction