AAAG Member Spotlight
Abigail Bigham is the incoming president of AAAG. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of Michigan, her research program is focused on understanding human genetic adaptation to environmental pressures and how these adaptations affect the range of modern human phenotypic diversity. In particular, Dr. Bigham wishes to understand the adaptive significance of specific phenotypes including those involved in adaptation to high altitude as well as infectious disease resistance and susceptibility. To do so, Dr. Bigham applies a selection mapping approach wherein it is hypothesized that past evolutionary responses to selective pressures impact the distribution of modern healthy phenotypes and disease susceptibility. Such knowledge is likely to profoundly impact our understanding of the genetic control of phenotypic traits as well as identify relevant pathways influencing infection and pathogenesis that will contribute to our understanding of gene function.
AAAG On Facebook!
About the AAAG
Founded in 1994, the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) is an educational and scientific organization whose mission is to:
2) Facilitate communication between individuals engaged in the study of anthropological genetics; and
3) Foster cooperation among anthropological geneticists.
AAAG meetings are in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and the Human Biology Association.
You may download a copy of the AAAG bylaws here.
The official publication of the AAAG is Human Biology.
News and Announcements
Read about new Human Biology reviews here.
If you have job opportunity, workshop, anthropological genetics resource, or another item of interest to AAAG members that you'd like to list on our site, please contact us!
The AAAG is not responsible for and does not endorse the following announcements, but merely provides them as information to its members.
LAB SUPERVISOR, ANTHROPOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGY, FACULTY OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
MEAGAN A. RUBEL - FEBRUARY 11, 2016
The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts (University of Calgary) invites applications for a Laboratory Supervisor. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension. This position will report to the Principal Investigator, and will plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate the activities and operations of a genetics laboratory, including quality control.
For a summary of key responsibilities and qualifications/requirements, please visit the University of Calgary career opportunity page.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2016
AAAG CO-SPONSORED SMBE SATELLITE MEETING ON THE GENETICS OF ADMIXED POPULATIONS
MEAGAN A. RUBEL - February 11, 2016
Abstract and registration deadlines from AAAG co-sponsored SMBE Satellite Meeting on the Genetics of Admixed Populations is approaching fast! The workshop will be held at Texas Biomed in May. Learn more here.
PRIMATE CONSERVATION GENETICS COURSE IN SOUTH AFRICA
MEAGAN A. RUBEL - February 11, 2016
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering a course that provides students with an opportunity to explore conservation issues in primate populations, including observation of primates in their natural habitats, interacting with wildlife management professionals, and the collection and analysis of genetic material from wild populations of primates. For further information, see the program in detail here.
For older announcements, please visit the news archive.