Ugo A. Perego

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Dr. Ugo A. Perego is a population geneticist whose main focuses of study have been the origins of Native Americans and the DNA of Joseph Smith, among others. Perego is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1]

Dr. Perego was a Senior Researcher at the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) and a Scientific Consultant for, both located in Salt Lake City, Utah for twelve years. He is currently the Director of the Rome Italy Institute of Religion and a Visiting Scientist at the University of Perugia in Italy. Dr. Perego is the owner of The Genetic Genealogy Consultant. He has received a BSc and MSc in Health Sciences from Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) and a PhD in Genetics and Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy) under the mentorship of Professor Antonio Torroni. Dr. Perego has lectured extensively internationally, authoring and co-authoring numerous articles on the use of DNA to research ancient population migrations, genealogies, and history, including Mormon history (Complete list of publications).