Research Stream Overview
Molecular & Biomedical Anthropology research intersects the traditional disciplines of Anthropology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Behavior, Genetics, Ecology, Chemistry, and Linguistics. The research questions our FRI students investigate are in the context of understanding evolutionary patterns in populations relative to disease and response to medicine.
Research Questions (2014-2016)
- Prevalence of the Lyme Disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, in the reservoir and vector in Upper Susquehanna river basin.
- Human settlement history of Papua New Guinea and Australia according to mitochondrial DNA
- Genetic matrilineages of Iran and Turkey
Research Stream Laboratory Courses