Resources of Interest to AAAG Members

In a time of major economic change, shifting national priorities, and far-reaching academic reorganization, the research milieu is precarious. It is important that the public, our elected officials, and the various funding agencies be aware of the significance of the research topics considered by anthropological geneticists. In its public service and educational role, the AAAG expects to provide such a voice on behalf of its membership.

Anthropological geneticists are located in medical schools and anthropology departments, as well as outside of academia. They represent a broad range of research specialties. Membership in the AAAG and other professional organizations enables individual members to network with colleagues. The following list (incomplete as it is) of professional organizations, labs, databases and other web links provides a picture of the research interests held by members of AAAG, as well as a number of academic institutions that provide training opportunities, journals, software, etc.

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This resource area is meant as a tool for finding information on anthropological genetics available on the web. AAAG is not responsible for and does not endorse the following websites, but merely provides the information.

Career Opportunities

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Academic, postdoctoral, internship, and other position announcements can also be found on the following pages:

American Anthropological Association

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

American Society of Human Genetics Training Programs Guide

Focuses on “graduate and postgraduate training specifically designed to prepare individuals for careers in human genetics.”

According to their website, this is a recently-established job board “for the international research and academic community. The service is reserved only for universities, research centers, and government agencies.”

Chronicle of Higher Education

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Career Center (Linked via ASHG)

Higher Education Jobs

Human Biology Association

International Genetic Epidemiology Society

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Postdoctoral Program

IIASA conducts interdisciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological, and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change.

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships (includes both faculty and postdoctoral positions)

Top Research Jobs



Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center:

University of Utah- Learn Genetics:


Graduate Programs for Anthropological Genetics and Personnel

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO program)-

  • Heather Smith


University of Alaska Fairbanks-

  • Kara C. Hoover


University at Albany/SUNY-

  • Timothy Gage


University of Arizona-

  • Michael Hammer
  • F. John Meaney
  • Stephen L. Zegura (Emeritus)


Arizona State University-

  • Anne Stone
  • Heather Smith (adjunct)

Arizona State University Online-

Australian National University-

  • Robert Attenborough


Boston University-

  • Kevin Langergraber


University of Bern, Switzerland-

  • Laurent Excoffier


California State University-

  • Beth Shook (MA Only)


University of California, Berkley-

  • Leslea Hlusko


University of California, Davis-

  • David Glenn Smith


University of California, Los Angeles-

  • BJ Williams


Central Washington University-

  • Joe Lorenz


University of Cincinnati- (MA only)

  • Heather Norton


City University of New York-

  • Michael Steiper
  • Katherine St. John


Columbia University-

  • Don Melnick


Durham University-

  • Jan de Ruiter
  • Jeremy Kendal
  • Malcolm Smith


University of Ferrara, Italy-

  • Guido Barbujani


University of Florida-

  • Connie Mulligan


University of Geneva, Switzerland-

  • Alicia SanchezMazas


The George Washington University-

  •  Moses Schanfield


Harvard University-

  • David Reich

University of Illinois at Chicago-

  • Sloan R. Williams


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign-

  • Lyle Konigsberg
  • Ripan Malhi
  • Charles Roseman


Indiana University-

  • Frederika Kaestle


University of Indianapolis-

  • Krista Latham


University of Iowa-


Iowa State University- (MA only)

  • Emily Sue Savage–Rumbaugh


University of Kansas-

  • Michael Crawford
  • Alan Redd


Kent State University-

  • C.Owen Lovejoy
  • Richard Meindl


University of Louisville- (MA only)

  • Christopher Tillquist


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor-

  • Abigail Bigham
  • Milford H. Wolpoff


University of Missouri, Colombia-

  • Gregory Blomquist


University of Manitoba-

  • Emoke J.E. Szathmary


Mercyhurst College- (MS only)

  • Stephen D. Ousley


Michigan State University-

  • Gillian Bice (adjunct)


University of Montreal-

  • Daniel Perusse


University of New Mexico-

  • Keith Hunley
  • Jeffrey Long


Center University of New York-

  • Ryan Raaum


New York University-

  • Todd Disotell


State University of New York at Buffalo-

  • Christine R. Duggleby


State University of New York at Binghamton-

  • J. Koji Lum
  • D. Andrew Merriwether
  • Esther J. Lee


State University of New York College at Oneonta-

  • John H. Relethford


University of North Carolina Charlotte-

  • Jon Marks


Northern Arizona University-

  • Jason Wilder


Northwestern University-

  • M. Geoffrey Hayes


University of Notre Dame-

  • Jada Benn Torres


Ohio State University-

  • Paul Fuerst (adjunct)


University of Oklahoma-

  • Cecil Lewis
  • Diane Warren


University of Oregon-

  • Kirsten Sterner
  • Nelson Ting


University of Pennsylvania-

  • Theodore Schurr
  • Sarah Tishkoff


Penn State-

  • Anne Buchanan
  • Philip Reno
  • Mark Shriver
  • Kenneth Weiss
  • James Wood
  • Kazuhiko Kawakai
  • Susan Motch
  • Susan Rutherford Siegel
  • George (PJ) Perry


Simon Fraser University-

  •  Mark Collard


San Francisco State University-

  • Niccolo Caldararo


University of South Florida-

  • Lorena Madrigal


Southern Methodist University-

  • Ronald K. Wetherington


Temple University-

  • Kimberly D. Williams


University of Tennessee, Knoxville-

  • Graciela Cabana


University of Texas, Austin-

  • Deborah Bolnick
  • Anthony Di Fiore


University of Toronto-

  • Joyce Paraga
  • Esteban Parra
  • Lawrence Sawchuk


University of Utah-

  • Henry Harpending
  • Lynn Jorde
  • John McCullough
  • Dennis O’Rourke
  • Alan Rogers


Vanderbilt University

  • Amy Non


University of Washington-

  • Steven Goodreau
  • Dan Eisenberg


Washington University-

  • James Cheverud
  •  Brian Suarez


Washington State University-

  • Brian Kemp
  • Luke Premo


Wayne State University-

  • Derek Wildman


Western Washington University-

  • MJ Mosher (MA Only)


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee-

  • Trudy Turner


Wright University-

  • Richard Sherwood


Yale University-

  •  Brenda Bradley


Professional Organizations, Meetings, and Educational Opportunities




• ELSI Research Program (The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research Program), part of Human Genome Project:

• Leakey Foundation:

• Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research:

• National Cancer Institute:

• National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration Grants:

• National Institute on Drug Abuse:

• National Institute of Health:

• National Science Foundation:

• ScanGrants (Database of Human Genetics Grants):

• Wenner-Gren Foundation:


Labs, Maps, and Other Databases I

(primarily human and non-human primates)

ALFRED (Allele frequency database from Ken Kidd’s lab) 

ALFRED contains over 490,000 tables of allele frequencies on DNA polymorphisms for human populations.  It is available to the public at:

Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID)


Department of Energy Genomics:GTL Program

Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute

Galton Institute, UK


GenBank (NIH’s genetic sequence database) 

Gene Map ’99 

GENETHON  (French version, but the page links to an English version)

Johns Hopkins Bioinformatics Program

Howell’s Craniometric Database

Hudson Alpha Genome Center

Human Genetic Analysis Resource (SAGE software available here)

Human Genome Project Information

Human mtDNA database

Integrated Primate Biomaterials and Information Resource

International Society of Psychiatric Genetics

Kidd Lab 

Department of Genetics

Yale University School of Medecine

Ken and Judy Kidd 

Mammalian Genotyping Service

NHLBI, Marshfield, WI USA

Map Manager Family (no longer in development, but limited support still available)

Molecular Anthropology Lab – Arizona State University

Morrison Institute, Stanford University

The Human Genome Diversity Project

National Cancer Institute Laboratory of Population Genetics

National Center for Biotechnology Information 

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

National Institutes of Health Human Genome Resources 

Includes Gene Database, RefSeq, OMIM, dbSNP, various linkage maps, etc.

National Science Foundation

OMIM Home Page–Online Mendelian Inheritance

Pennsylvania State University Anthropological Genomics Lab

Pennsylvania State University Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics Lab

Rockefeller University Genetics Pages

Internet Resources Related to Genetics and Molecular Biology

Web resources for genetic linkage analysis

Southampton University Genetic Epidemiology Group

Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

Laboratories and Working Groups in the Department of Genetics:

Auxology and Metabolism Working Group; Biochemical and Molecular Genetics Lab; Cardiovascular Genomics Lab; Comparative Genetics Lab; Complex Disease Genetics Lab; Infectious Disease Genetics Lab; Genetic Epidemiology Lab; Molecular Genomics Lab; Genetics Core Lab; Population Genetics Lab.

Stanford University Human Population Genetics Lab

University of Kansas Laboratory of Biological Anthropology

University of Oklahoma Molecular Anthropology

USC Genomics Research Facilities

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research


Labs, Maps, and Other Databases II

(primarily species other than humans and non-human primates)

Rat Genome Resources

Jackson Laboratory Mouse Genomics 

Human-mouse homology relationships 

ZFIN:  The Zebrafish Model Organism Database

FlyBase:  A Database of the Drosophila Genes and Genomes 


Online Tutorials and Software


Miscellaneous Reference and Search Engines

Biological journals and abbreviations

Entrez, the Life Sciences Search Engine

NCBI Databases Gateway (PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, etc.)



Positions and Grants for Postdocs

Individual Awards

(you must be an American or Canadian citizen, this can also take you overseas)

Individual Awards to Minorities

Individual Awards (International)

  • The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation (AAUW) supports international fellowships to support full-time study or research in the US for one year for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Postdoctoral Opportunities at a Specific Institutution (US)

**the following do not have fellowship information on their website but regularly have postdoctoral positions available. You should contact the person you’re interested in working with. 

Other Sources of Information about Postdoctoral Opportunities

Books that might be helpful in preparing for an academic career

  • Reis, RM (1997) Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. IEEE Press. Information about this book
  • Feibelman, PJ (1993) A PhD is Not Enough. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Fisk, PS (1996) To Boldly Go: a Practical Career Guide for Scientists. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union. Information about this book

Sinderman, CJ (1987) Survival Strategies for New Scientists. New York: Plenum.

 Statistical Resources