The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2013)


Session 1. AAAG and AAPA: Infectious disease in humans and other primates: origins, dynamics, and evolution. Invited Podium Symposium. Chair: Anne Stone and Andrew Kitchen

Thursday Morning, Ballroom A Add to calendar

The history of infectious disease in humans (and to a lesser extent other primates) has been studied from different perspectives including those of bioarchaeology, medical history, and evolutionary genetics. Technical advances in nucleotide sequencing as well as in the ability to obtain genetic material from difficult sources (such as feces and ancient materials) have enhanced our ability to examine both ancient pathogens and pathogens that are difficult to isolate in nature. Additionally, significant advances in analytic methods have improved our ability to address questions about the evolutionary dynamics of important pathogens, such as the time of pathogen emergence or host jumps, biogeographic patterning, and the impacts of natural selection (both in the host and the pathogen). These advances have combined to provide critical insight into the intimate relationship of primates and their pathogens across multiple evolutionary timescales, from the ancient origins of malaria and lice to the recent emergence of HIV and SARS coronavirus. In this symposium, we bring together researchers to consider our rapidly evolving understanding of pathogens and parasites in the evolutionary history of their human and primate hosts.

8:00-8:15 Add to calendar Revealing the evolutionary dynamics of pathogens in primate populations. Andrew Kitchen.
8:15-8:30 Add to calendar DNA analysis of ancient pathogens. Anne C. Stone.
8:30-8:45 Add to calendar Primates and emerging infectious diseases. Michael P. Muehlenbein.
8:45-9:00 Add to calendar Ancient DNA and the Metagenomics of Disease. Christina Warinner.
9:00-9:15 Add to calendar Understanding the origins of primate retroviruses: Molecular epidemiology in deep time (and deep oceans). Michael Worobey, Guan-Zhu Han.
9:15-9:30 Add to calendar Convergent evolution of escape from hepaciviral antagonism in primates. Maulik R. Patel, Harmit S. Malik.
9:30-9:45 Add to calendar The evolutionary history of Yersinia pestis. Kirsten Bos, Johannes Krause.
9:45-10:00 Add to calendar Ancient tuberculosis DNA revealed by Next Generation Sequencing. Abigail S. Bouwman, Sandra Kennedy, Romy Mueller, Charlotte Roberts, Terry Brown.
10:15-10:30 Add to calendar From the mouths of monkeys: Tuberculosis among synanthropic primates. Alicia K. Wilbur, Luz-Andrea Pfister, Anne C. Stone, Lisa Jones-Engel.
10:30-10:45 Add to calendar On the ecology of leprosy: tails from phylo-genomics. Luz-Andrea Pfister, Anne C. Stone.
10:45-11:00 Add to calendar The evolution of Treponema pallidum in primates. Sascha Knauf, Kristin N. Harper.
11:00-11:15 Add to calendar Chimpanzees and malaria parasites: behavioral strategies to limit the infection. Sabrina Krief, Anne-Charlotte Gruner, Georges Snounou.
11:15-11:30 Add to calendar Addressing the unresolved phylogeny of Leishmania: a next-gen and ancient DNA approach. Kelly M. Harkins.
11:30-11:45 Add to calendar Of Lice and Men: the study of human evolution from a lousy perspective. David L. Reed, Marina Ascunce.
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