The 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2015)


Session 27. Multi-generational Perspectives on Human Biology and Anthropological Genetics: A Symposium in Honor of Michael H. Crawford. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: William R. Leonard

March 27, 2015 , Gateway Ballroom 2 Add to calendar

Over the past 40 years, genetic approaches have infused nearly every aspect of research in our discipline; from nonhuman primate biology and behavior, to human adaptability and disease ecology, forensic analysis, and human evolutionary genetics. Such research approaches utilize genetic data from both contemporary and past populations to elucidate the origin and nature of human biological diversity.  The unquestioned leader in the growth and influence of anthropological genetics is Michael H. Crawford, of the University of Kansas.  From his early graduate research in primate genetics, to the early and seminal co-edited volume on Methods and Theories in Anthropological Genetics, through a series of additional volumes on Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics, to contemporary textbooks in the field, Michael Crawford has defined the anthropological genetics landscape for three generations of colleagues, collaborators, and students.  Through his numerous field projects among indigenous and migrant populations around the world, Mike Crawford has charted the development and growth of genetic and population analyses of human variation in a myriad of social and ecological settings.  He has also remained current on emerging trends in both laboratory and statistical analyses, adopting these new methods to refine the testing of anthropological hypothesis in his own research, and in his training of students and post-doctoral fellows.   The presentations in this symposium reflect both the tremendous influence that Mike Crawford has had in developing and shaping anthropological genetics, and the breadth of his contributions to human population biology and biological anthropology.

Discussion: John Relethford
1 Add to calendar Genetic boundaries of the Chibchan speaking populations of Central America based on mitochondrial DNA control region analyses . Noberto F. Baldi, Phillip E. Melton, Ramiro Barrantes, Michael H. Crawford.
2 Add to calendar Migration and Expansion: Maternal Markers of the Garifuna. Kristine G. Beaty, Norberto F. Baldi, Edwin F. Herrera Paz, Christine Phillips-Krawczak, Morgan G. Carpenter, Michael H. Crawford.
3 Add to calendar Maternal linage of pre-Hispanic Mayans from the archeological sites “El Rey” and “Palenque” . María de L. Muñoz, Mirna I. Isabel ochoa-lugo, Gerardo Pérez-ramírez, Arturo Romano-pacheco, Eduardo Ramos, Adrian Martínez-meza.
4 Add to calendar Current developments in anthropological genetics of the North American Arctic. M. Geoffrey Hayes, Justin Tackney, Jennifer Raff, Margarita Rzhetskaya, Dennis H. O'Rourke.
5 Add to calendar Paternal genetic structure in contemporary Mennonite communities from the American Midwest. Phillip E. Melton, Kristie G. Beaty, Mj Mosher, Michael H. Crawford.
6 Add to calendar SE Asian Parent/offspring trios offer insight into sex-specific patterns of DNA methylation at the leptin core promoter. M.j Mosher, M.s. Schanfield.
7 Add to calendar Evidence for selection in human populations for Black/Dark Brown hair color using Phenotype Informative Markers. Moses S. Schanfield, Katherine Gettings, Daniele Podini.
8 Add to calendar Placenta-specific protein 1 (PLAC1): An ancient and crucial element in placental health and development and a potential therapeutic target in uterine and ovarian cancers. Eric J. Devor, Donna A. Santillan, Mark K. Santillan, Michael J. Goodheart, Kimberly K. Leslie.
9 Add to calendar Inconsistent inheritance of telomere length (TL): is offspring TL more strongly correlated with maternal or paternal TL?. Dan T.A. Eisenberg.
10 Add to calendar From Anthropological Genetics to Discovery of Genes for Complex Diseases in Human Populations: The Transdisciplinary Impact of Professor Michael H. Crawford. Ravindranath Duggirala, Rector Arya, Sobha Puppala, Jeff T. Williams, Vidya S. Farook, Joanne E. Curran, Christopher P. Jenkinson, Laura Almasy, Michael C. Mahaney, Anthony G. Comuzzie, Sarah Williams-Blangero, Donna M. Lehman, John Blangero.
11 Add to calendar Women who deliver twins are more likely to smoke and have high frequencies of specific SNPs: results from a sample of African-American women who delivered pre-term, low birth weight babies. Hong Huang, Kathryn BH. Clancy, Yilliang Zhu, Lorena Madrigal.
12 Add to calendar Genetic variation in central obesity measures and serum uric acid in American Indians. Geetha Chittoor, Karin Haack, Sandra Laston, Lyle G. Best, Elisa T. Lee, Barbara V. Howard, Jean W. MacCluer, Jason G. Umans, Shelley A. Cole, V. Saroja Voruganti.
13 Add to calendar Reaching beyond Anthropological Genetics: Michael Crawford’s Contribution to Genetic Epidemiology. Anthony G. Comuzzie, Raul Bastarrachea.
14 Add to calendar Identifying genetic associations with central adiposity in Hispanic subgroups: the HCHS/SOL Study. Anne E. Justice, Kristin Young, Stephanie M. Gogarten, Misa Graff, Kari E. North, Cecelia Laurie, Carmen Isassi, Cathy Laurie.
15 Add to calendar The Importance of Multi-Ethnic Genetic Studies: the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Study. Kari E. North.
16 Add to calendar Health disparities in prostate cancer: Tumor epigenome profiling in African American vs European American men. Rohina Rubicz, Irene M. Shui, Shanshan Zhao, Jonathan L. Wright, Suzanne Kolb, Elaine A. Ostrander, Ziding Feng, Jian-Bing Fan, Janet L. Stanford.
17 Add to calendar Transethnic meta-analysis of exomic variation contributing to central adiposity. Kristin L. Young, Anne E. Justice, Heather M. Highland, Misa Graff, T Karaderi, Nancy L. Heard-Costa, D Pasko, Valerie Turcot, Y Lu, L Southam, L A. Cupples, Ching-Ti Liu, Caroline S. Fox, Thomas W. Winkler, Niels Grarup, Robert A. Scott, M M. McCarthy, Karen Mohlke, Ruth J.F. Loos, Ingrid Borecki, Cecelia Lindgren, Kari E. North.
18 Add to calendar Body size and proportions among four indigenous Siberian populations: Climatic and social factors. J. Josh. Snodgrass, William R. Leonard, Larissa A. Tarskaia, Tatiana M. Klimova, Valentina I. Fedorova, Marina E. Baltakhinova, Vadim G. Krivoshapkin.
19 Add to calendar Applications of medicinal plants in the treatment of psychological disorders. Robert A. Halberstein.
20 Add to calendar Spirited away: Coevolution with HepB/HepC to explain the alcoholic flusher paradox. Rebecca R. Ortega, Joan C. Stevenson.