Current LBA Graduate Researchers


Ables

Amber Ables
MA Student
Anthropology

aaajayhawk@gmail.com | Fraser Hall, #612 | (785) 864-2278

B.A. : European Classical History - Park University - 2012
Minor: Biology - Park University - 2012

Research Areas: Anthropological genetics and biological aging.

Grants and Awards:

  • Zeta Omicron Thesis Prize Winner 2012
    • "Paradoxical Origins of Life: The Controversy between the Theory of Evolution and the Conviction of Creation."
  • Park University Academic Transfer Scholarship, 2009-2012
  • Park University Dean's List 2009-2012
  • Goppert FOundation Scholarship 2011
Presentations:
  • AA Ables (2012) Discussion of the difficulties of phylogeny:  specifically focusing on avian origins.  Presented at the 34th Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, Missouri.
  • AA Ables (2012) Discussion of the difficulties of phylogeny:  specifically focusing on avian origins.  Presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Missouri Valley Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • AA Ables (2012) Discussion of the difficulties of phylogeny:  specifically focusing on avian origins.  Presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Biannual Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • AA Ables (2011) Anne Boelyn, a woman with two faces:  determining which of them was a mask.  Presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Missouri Valley Conference:  Omaha, Nebraska.
  • AA Ables (2010) Anne Boelyn, a woman with two faces:  determining which of them was a mask.  Presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Mid-America Conference:  Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • AA Ables (2010) King Henry VIII and the English Reformation:  Predetermined actions with recognized motive or unintentional consequence of personal aspirations?  Presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Missouri Valley Conference, Omaha, Nebraska



Beaty

Kristine G. Beaty
PhD Student
Anthropology

kgbeaty@ku.edu | Lippincott Hall, #7-C | (785) 864-4172

M.A.: Anthropology – University of Kansas, Lawrence – 2009
Thesis: Finding the “Scot” in the Scottish-American: An Investigation of Scottish Identity through Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosome Markers
B.A.: Anthropology – University of Missouri, Columbia - 2002
B.S.: Biology –University of Missouri, Columbia - 2002

Research Areas: Human origins and genetic diversity, Impact of disease (present and past) on culture and adaptability, Genetic epidemiology, Admixture

Grants and Awards:

  • Terri Knoll Johnson Memorial Award, Fall 2012 and 2013
  • Carroll D Clark Research Award, Sp 2011
  • University of Kansas Center for Research Travel Grant, Spring 2009
  • Carroll D. Clark Research Award, University of Kansas, Fall 2006

Publications:

  • KG Beaty (2012) Migration, assimilation and admixture: genes of a Scot? In Causes and Consequences of Human Migration. Ed. By MH Crawford and BC Cambell. Cambridge University Press.
  • MH Crawford and KG Beaty (2013) DNA fingerprints in Anthropological Genetics: Past, Present and Future (in honor of Sir Alec Jeffreys’ retirement).  Investigative Genetics  In Press.

Presentations:

  • MH Crawford, L Novikova, KG Beaty, L Stehno-Bittel, D Robbins (2013) Biological markers and late adult autoimmune form of diabetes (LADA) in European Americans of Kansas City.  Podium presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association, Knoxville, TN.
  • KG Beaty, DL Phillips, M Henneberg, MH Crawford (2012) Mitochondrial origins of the Cape Coloureds of South Africa.  Poster presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, San Francisco, CA.
  • KG Beaty, DL Phillips, M Henneberg, MH Crawford (2012) Maternal marks of admixture in Cape Coloreds of South Africa. Poster presented at the 81st meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, Oregon.
  • T Parrish, AE Justice, SM Johnson, KG Beaty, CP Phillips, P Williams, MH Crawford (2011) Development of a novel multiplex assay for major Y haplogroups assignment. Poster presented at the 61st meeting of the International Conference of Human Genetics, Montreal, Canada.
  • KG Beaty & ML Mealey (2010) Scottish Identity in an American Melting Pot: Insights from mtDNA and the Y-chromosome. Poster presented at the Human Migration Conference, University of Kansas on March 1st, 2010.
  • KG Beaty & ML Mealey. (2009) Finding the Scot in the Scottish-American: Examination of ethnic identity through the Y-chromosome (Abstract). Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropolgy, Chicago, Illinois
  • ML Mealey-Ferrara, KG Beaty, MH Crawford (2007) Scottish clan mating, marriage and migration customs: a study of Scottish-American identity and mitochondrial lineages. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Human Biological Association.



Boyd

Jacob Boyd
M.A. Student
Anthropology

jtboyd@ku.edu | Lippincott Hall, #7 | (785) 864-4172

B.A.: English -University of North Texas - 2009

Research Areas: Genetic Epidemiology, Nutritional Epidemiology, Anthropological Genetics, Peopling of the Americas (Siberia, Beringia, and Alaska Populations)

Grants and Awards:

  • Carroll D. Clark Research Award, University of Kansas, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012

Presentations:

  • JT Boyd and James H Mielke (2012). "Seasonality of Infectious Disease in Aland, Finland." Poster presentation at the 81st annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology.



Phillips

Randy David
PhD Student
Anthropology

r528d912@ku.edu | Lippincott Hall, #7 | (785) 864-4172

M.A.: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology - Binghamton University - 2011
Thesis: Tracing the Origins of Choanal Atresia Through History and Mammalian Genome
Certificate: Evolutionary Studies - Binghamton University - 2011
Advisor: Dr. David Andrew Merriwether

B.S.: Biological Anthropology - Binghamton University - 2009

Research Areas: Genetic Epidemiology, Anthropological Genetics, Paleopathology, Infectious Disease, Epigenetics, Darwinian Medicine, Evolution of Sex

Grants and Awards:

  • Binghamton University Academic Achievment Scholarship, 2006
  • Dean's List of Binghamton University, 2006-2009
  • State University of New York at Binghamton Undergraduate Research Award, 2009
  • NSF Travel Award to atten Kuril-Aleut Workshop at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wa, 2012
  • Carol Clark Grant, University of Kansas, 2012

Publications:

  • Chittoor, G, David, R.E., er al. (2013). Epidemiological invesigation of Tuberculosis in a Mexican population from Chihuahua State, Mexico: a pilot study. Tuberculosis - Texas Tuburculosis Research Symposium Supplement 2013. In Press.
  • David, R.E., Reiber, C., Garcia, J., Gender Differences in Expectiations and Idealizations Surrounding Sexual Hook-ups. Sex Roles. Submitted

Presentations:

  • Chittoor, G., Arya, R., Farook, V.S., David, R.E., et al. (2013). "Epidemiologic investigation of Tuberculosis in a Mexican population from Chihuahua State, Mexico: a pilot study." Poster presented at the 3rd Texas Tuburculosis Symposium, San Antonio, Texas.



Phillips

D.L. Phillips
PhD Student
Anthropology

dphill@ku.edu | Lippincott Hall, #7-C | (785) 864-4172

M.S.: Physical Anthropology - University of New Mexico May - 2009
M.A.: Physical Anthropology - University of Arkansas August - 2005
Thesis: Bioarchaeology of Tel Ibrahim Awad
B.A.: Anthropology - University of Arkansas May - 2003

Research Areas: Anthropological genetics, epigenetics, genetic epidemiology, genetics of auto-immune diseases.

Grants and Awards:

  • Dean's List University of Arkansas 2004
  • Dean's List University of Arkansas 2003

Publications:

  • DL Phillips, Jerome C. Rose, and Willem M. van Haarlem 2010 “Bioarchaeology of Tell Ibrahim Awad” IN Egypt and the Levant 19, pg. 157-210

Presentations:

  • Mosher, M.J., D. Phillips, and M. Crawford 2012. "The relationship of caloric reduction and nutrient density: Central Kansas Mennonite Diets: 1980 to 2005." Poster presented at the Human Biology Association meeting.
  • KG Beaty, DL Phillips, M Henneberg, MH Crawford (2012) Maternal marks of admixture in Cape Coloreds of South Africa. Poster presented at the 81st meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, Oregon.
  • KG Beaty, DL Phillips, M Henneberg, MH Crawford (2012) Mitochondrial origins of the Cape Coloureds of South Africa.  Poster presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, San Francisco, CA.




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