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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

Want to advertise a position here, or add your job announcement page to our list?  Send us the information!

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

American Anthropological Association

http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/index.cfm

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

http://www.physanth.org/job-postings

American Society of Human Genetics Training Programs Guide

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

http://www.genednet.org/pages/grad_training.shtml

Career.edu

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.”

http://www.career.edu/

Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/jobs/

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

http://www.jobtarget.com/home/index.cfm?site_id=521&source=ASHG

Higher Education Jobs

http://www.higheredjobs.com/

Human Biology Association

http://www.humbio.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=44&Itemid=58

International Genetic Epidemiology Society

http://www.geneticepi.org/jobads

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Postdoctoral Program

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/pdocs/

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

http://www.public.asu.edu/~acstone/postdoc/new.htm

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships

http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm

TedJob.com (includes both faculty and postdoctoral positions)

http://www.tedjob.com

Top Research Jobs

http://www.topresearchjobs.com/

 

FAQs

Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center: http://www.kumc.edu/gec/faq.html/

University of Utah- Learn Genetics:

http://www.kumc.edu/gec/faq.html/

 

Graduate Programs for Anthropological Genetics and Personnel

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO program)- http://www.midwestern.edu/course-catalog-home/glendale-az-campus-/arizona-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/department-descriptions/department-of-anatomy.html

  • Heather Smith

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks-http://www.uaf.edu/anthro

  • Kara C. Hoover

 

University at Albany/SUNY- http://www.albany.edu/anthro/

  • Timothy Gage

 

University of Arizona- http://anthropology.arizona.edu

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

 

Arizona State University- http://shesc.asu.edu/

  • Anne Stone
  • Heather Smith (adjunct)

Arizona State University Online- https://asuonline.asu.edu/

Australian National University- http://anthropology.anu.edu.au/

  • Robert Attenborough

 

Boston University- http://www.bu.edu/anthrop/

  • Kevin Langergraber

 

University of Bern, Switzerland- http://www.cmpg.iee.unibe.ch/content/index_eng.html

  • Laurent Excoffier

 

California State University- http://www.csuchico.edu/anth/staff.shtml

  • Beth Shook (MA Only)

 

University of California, Berkley- http://ib.berkeley.edu/

  • Leslea Hlusko

 

University of California, Davis- http://anthropology.ucdavis.edu/

  • David Glenn Smith

 

University of California, Los Angeles- http://www.anthro.ucla.edu/

  • BJ Williams

 

Central Washington University- http://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/

  • Joe Lorenz

 

University of Cincinnati-http://www.artsci.uc.edu/anthro/ (MA only)

  • Heather Norton

 

City University of New York- http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology/

  • Michael Steiper
  • Katherine St. John

 

Columbia University- http://www.columbia.edu/cu/anthropology/

  • Don Melnick

 

Durham University- http://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology/

  • Jan de Ruiter
  • Jeremy Kendal
  • Malcolm Smith

 

University of Ferrara, Italy- http://www.unife.it/dipartimento/biologiaevoluzione/strutture/antropologia

  • Guido Barbujani

 

University of Florida- http://www.anthro.ufl.edu/

  • Connie Mulligan

 

University of Geneva, Switzerland- http://anthro.unige.ch/

  • Alicia SanchezMazas

 

The George Washington University- http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/anthropology/

  •  Moses Schanfield

 

Harvard University- http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~anthro/

  • David Reich

University of Illinois at Chicago- http://anthropology.las.uic.edu/

  • Sloan R. Williams

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign- http://www.anthro.illinois.edu/

  • Lyle Konigsberg
  • Ripan Malhi
  • Charles Roseman

 

Indiana University- http://www.indiana.edu/~anthro/index.shtml

  • Frederika Kaestle

 

University of Indianapolis- http://www.uindy.edu/cas/anthropology/

  • Krista Latham

 

University of Iowa- http://www.uiowa.edu/~anthro/

 

Iowa State University- http://www.anthr.iastate.edu/)= (MA only)

  • Emily Sue Savage–Rumbaugh

 

University of Kansas- http://anthropology.ku.edu/

  • Michael Crawford
  • Alan Redd

 

Kent State University- http://www.kent.edu/CAS/Anthropology/

  • C.Owen Lovejoy
  • Richard Meindl

 

University of Louisville- http://louisville.edu/anthropology/ (MA only)

  • Christopher Tillquist

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor- http://www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro

  • Abigail Bigham
  • Milford H. Wolpoff

 

University of Missouri, Colombia- http://anthropology.missouri.edu/

  • Gregory Blomquist

 

University of Manitoba- http://umanitoba.ca/anthropology/

  • Emoke J.E. Szathmary

 

Mercyhurst College- http://mai.mercyhurst.edu/ (MS only)

  • Stephen D. Ousley

 

Michigan State University- http://anthropology.msu.edu/

  • Gillian Bice (adjunct)

 

University of Montreal- http://www.anthro.umontreal.ca/

  • Daniel Perusse

 

University of New Mexico- http://www.unm.edu/~anthro/

  • Keith Hunley
  • Jeffrey Long

 

Center University of New York- http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Anthropology/

  • Ryan Raaum

 

New York University- http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/page/home

  • Todd Disotell

 

State University of New York at Buffalo- http://anthropology.buffalo.edu/

  • Christine R. Duggleby

 

State University of New York at Binghamton- http://anthro.binghamton.edu/

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

 

State University of New York College at Oneonta- http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/anthro/

  • John H. Relethford

 

University of North Carolina Charlotte- http://anthropology.uncc.edu/research

  • Jon Marks

 

Northern Arizona University- http://nau.edu/CEFNS/NatSci/Biology/

  • Jason Wilder

 

Northwestern University- http://www.anthropology.northwestern.edu

  • M. Geoffrey Hayes

 

University of Notre Dame- http://anthropology.nd.edu/

  • Jada Benn Torres

 

Ohio State University- http://anthropology.osu.edu/

  • Paul Fuerst (adjunct)

 

University of Oklahoma- http://cas.ou.edu/anthropology

  • Cecil Lewis
  • Diane Warren

 

University of Oregon- http://pages.uoregon.edu/anthro/

  • Kirsten Sterner
  • Nelson Ting

 

University of Pennsylvania- http://www.sas.upenn.edu/anthropology/

  • Theodore Schurr
  • Sarah Tishkoff

 

Penn State- http://www.anthro.psu.edu/

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

 

Simon Fraser University- http://www.socanth.sfu.ca/

  •  Mark Collard

 

San Francisco State University- http://anthropology.sfsu.edu/

  • Niccolo Caldararo

 

University of South Florida- http://anthropology.usf.edu/

  • Lorena Madrigal

 

Southern Methodist University- http://www.smu.edu/dedman/academics/departments/anthropology

  • Ronald K. Wetherington

 

Temple University- http://www.temple.edu/anthro/

  • Kimberly D. Williams

 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville- http://web.utk.edu/~anthrop/

  • Graciela Cabana

 

University of Texas, Austin- http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/anthropology/

  • Deborah Bolnick
  • Anthony Di Fiore

 

University of Toronto- http://anthropology.utoronto.ca/

  • Joyce Paraga
  • Esteban Parra
  • Lawrence Sawchuk

 

University of Utah- http://www.anthro.utah.edu/

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

 

Vanderbilt University

  • Amy Non

 

University of Washington- http://depts.washington.edu/anthweb/

  • Steven Goodreau
  • Dan Eisenberg

 

Washington University- http://anthropology.artsci.wustl.edu/

  • James Cheverud
  •  Brian Suarez

 

Washington State University- http://libarts.wsu.edu/anthro/

  • Brian Kemp
  • Luke Premo

 

Wayne State University- http://www.clas.wayne.edu/Anthropology/

  • Derek Wildman

 

Western Washington University- http://www.wwu.edu/anthropology/

  • MJ Mosher (MA Only)

 

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee- http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/anthropology/

  • Trudy Turner

 

Wright University- http://www.med.wright.edu/lhrc/morphology

  • Richard Sherwood

 

Yale University- http://www.yale.edu/anthro/anthropology/

  •  Brenda Bradley

 

Professional Organizations, Meetings, and Educational Opportunities

 

 

Grants

• ELSI Research Program (The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research Program), part of Human Genome Project: http://www.genome.gov/ELSI/

• Leakey Foundation: http://leakeyfoundation.org/grants/overview/

• Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark

• National Cancer Institute: http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/funding/

• National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration Grants: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/cre-application/

• National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.drugabuse.gov/researchers/researchresources/genetics-research-resources/funding-genetics-research

• National Institute of Health: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/

• National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/

• ScanGrants (Database of Human Genetics Grants): http://www.scangrants.com/category/human-genetics.aspx

• Wenner-Gren Foundation: http://www.wennergren.org/

 

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:

http://alfred.med.yale.edu/

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

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/macepid/home

 

Department of Energy Genomics:GTL Program

http://genomicsgtl.energy.gov/

Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute

http://www.jgi.doe.gov/

Galton Institute, UK 

http://www.galtoninstitute.org.uk/

GENATLAS

http://www.genatlas.org/

GenBank (NIH’s genetic sequence database)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank/index.html 

Gene Map ’99

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/genome/genemap99/ 

GENETHON

http://www.genethon.fr/  (French version, but the page links to an English version)

Johns Hopkins Bioinformatics Program  

http://ep.jhu.edu/graduate-degree-programs/bioinformatics

Howell’s Craniometric Database

http://konig.la.utk.edu/howells.htm

Hudson Alpha Genome Center

http://hagsc.org/

Human Genetic Analysis Resource (SAGE software available here)

http://darwin.cwru.edu/

Human Genome Project Information

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/home.shtml

Human mtDNA database

http://www.genpat.uu.se/mtDB/

Integrated Primate Biomaterials and Information Resource

http://ccr.coriell.org/Sections/Collections/IPBIR/?SsId=18

International Society of Psychiatric Genetics

http://www.ispg.net/

Kidd Lab 

Department of Genetics

Yale University School of Medecine

Ken and Judy Kidd

http://info.med.yale.edu/genetics/kkidd/ 

Mammalian Genotyping Service

NHLBI, Marshfield, WI USA

http://research.marshfieldclinic.org/genetics/home/index.asp

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

http://www.mapmanager.org/

Molecular Anthropology Lab – Arizona State University

http://www.public.asu.edu/~acstone/lab/molecular_anthropology_lab.htm

Morrison Institute, Stanford University

The Human Genome Diversity Project

http://www.stanford.edu/group/morrinst

National Cancer Institute Laboratory of Population Genetics

http://lpg.nci.nih.gov

National Center for Biotechnology Information

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ 

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

http://www.genome.gov/

National Institutes of Health Human Genome Resources 

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

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/human/

National Science Foundation

http://www.nsf.gov

OMIM Home Page–Online Mendelian Inheritance

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=omim

Pennsylvania State University Anthropological Genomics Lab 

http://www.anthro.psu.edu/projects_labs/biolab/index.shtml

Pennsylvania State University Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics Lab 

http://www.anthro.psu.edu/weiss_lab/index.shtml

Rockefeller University Genetics Pages

Internet Resources Related to Genetics and Molecular Biology

Web resources for genetic linkage analysis

Southampton University Genetic Epidemiology Group

http://cedar.genetics.soton.ac.uk/public_html/

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.

http://www.sfbr.org

Stanford University Human Population Genetics Lab

http://hpgl.stanford.edu/

University of Kansas Laboratory of Biological Anthropology

http://www2.ku.edu/~lba/

University of Oklahoma Molecular Anthropology

http://www.anthdna.com/

USC Genomics Research Facilities

http://www.usc.edu/research/centers/facilities/genomics/

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

http://www.wi.mit.edu/index.html

 

Labs, Maps, and Other Databases II

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

Rat Genome Resources

http://www.broad.mit.edu/rat/public/

http://ratmap.hgc.jp/

http://ratmap.gen.gu.se/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/rat/

Jackson Laboratory Mouse Genomics 

http://www.informatics.jax.org/ 

Human-mouse homology relationships 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Homology/ 

ZFIN:  The Zebrafish Model Organism Database

http://zfin.org

FlyBase:  A Database of the Drosophila Genes and Genomes

http://flybase.net/ 

 

Online Tutorials and Software

 

Miscellaneous Reference and Search Engines

Biological journals and abbreviations 

http://home.ncifcrf.gov/research/bja/journams_a.html

Entrez, the Life Sciences Search Engine

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Entrez/

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

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Database/index.html

PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed

 

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)

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/

**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