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  1. Andrew J. Luk, MD, MPH
    September 19, 2008    

    I am interested in the major histocompatibility complex gene HLA-B27 and why it is associated with the autoimmune disease ankylosing spondylitis and related disorders. The geographic distribution of HLA-B27 in human populations is very strongly skewed towards the higher latitudes, and it is particularly prevalent amongst indigenous peoples living on both sides of the Bering Strait, and I suspect that the gene underwent strong selective pressure as humans migrated out of Africa and into the New World. I am looking for collaborators with more experience in genetic epidemiology and evolutionary biology than I do in order to attempt to explain this striking biogeographical puzzle.

  2. Jack Baker
    October 11, 2012    

    My specific research has been in the evolution and ecology of body composition, which obviously is related to a great many health conditions with famously-contemplated evolutionary origins. My general interests are in human biology, demography, and evolutionary medicine. I am currently developing an online course in evolutionary medicine to be offered beginning in Spring, 2013 at the University of New Mexico.

  3. Panagiotis Misthos
    January 8, 2014    

    I am interested in whether psychiatric medications together with the availability of information currently facilitated by the world wide web contribute to the augmentation of the human brain thus resulting in the artificial evolution of mankind by a nature nurture mechanism.

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