George Perry

George Perry

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Bioinformatics and Genomics; Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology

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Anthropological genomics, paleogenomics, human body size evolution, parasite evolution, and evolutionary medicine.


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Arizona State University
  • M.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University
  • B.A., Anthropology, Wake Forest University

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Publication Tags

Genes Extinction Genome Dna Madagascar Rainforest History Genomics Population Mitochondrial Dna Primates Agriculture Habitat Pan Troglodytes Feces Amino Acids Body Size Lemur Microsatellite Repeats Natural Selection Shellfish Convergent Evolution Human Behavior Hunters Mammals

Most Recent Papers

Genomic Evidence for Local Adaptation of Hunter-Gatherers to the African Rainforest

Marie Lopez, Jeremy Choin, Martin Sikora, Katherine Siddle, Christine Harmant, Helio A. Costa, Martin Silvert, Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda, Jean Marie Hombert, Alain Froment, Sylvie Le Bomin, George H. Perry, Luis B. Barreiro, Carlos D. Bustamante, Paul Verdu, Etienne Patin, Lluís Quintana-Murci, 2019, Current Biology on p. 2926-2935.e4

Impact of DNA degradation on massively parallel sequencing-based autosomal STR, iiSNP, and mitochondrial DNA typing systems

Elena I. Zavala, Swetha Rajagopal, George H. Perry, Ivana Kruzic, Željana Bašić, Thomas J. Parsons, Mitchell M. Holland, 2019, International Journal of Legal Medicine on p. 1369-1380

Natural selection contributed to immunological differences between hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists

Genelle F. Harrison, Joaquin Sanz, Jonathan Boulais, Michael J. Mina, Jean Christophe Grenier, Yumei Leng, Anne Dumaine, Vania Yotova, Christina M. Bergey, Samuel L. Nsobya, Stephen J. Elledge, Erwin Schurr, Lluis Quintana-Murci, George H. Perry, Luis B. Barreiro, 2019, Nature Ecology and Evolution on p. 1253-1264

Nitrogen isotope (δ <sup>15</sup> N) patterns for amino acids in lemur bones are inconsistent with aridity driving megafaunal extinction in south-western Madagascar

Sean W. Hixon, Emma A. Elliott Smith, Brooke E. Crowley, George H. Perry, Jeannot Randrianasy, Jean Freddy Ranaivoarisoa, Douglas J. Kennett, Seth D. Newsome, 2018, Journal of Quaternary Science on p. 958-968

Transposable elements are the primary source of novelty in primate gene regulation

Marco Trizzino, Yo Son Park, Marcia Holsbach-Beltrame, Katherine Aracena, Katelyn Mika, Minal Caliskan, George H. Perry, Vincent J. Lynch, Christopher D. Brown, 2017, Genome research on p. 1623-1633

Monkeys overharvest shellfish

George H. Perry, Brian F. Codding, 2017, eLife

A massively parallel strategy for STR marker development, capture, and genotyping

Logan Kistler, Stephen M. Johnson, Mitchell T. Irwin, Edward E. Louis, Aakrosh Ratan, George H. Perry, 2017, Nucleic acids research

Genomic perspectives on the history and evolutionary ecology of tropical rainforest occupation by humans

George H. Perry, Paul Verdu, 2017, Quaternary International on p. 150-157

Island-wide aridity did not trigger recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar

Brooke E. Crowley, Laurie R. Godfrey, Richard J. Bankoff, George H. Perry, Brendan James Culleton, Douglas James Kennett, Michael R. Sutherland, Karen E. Samonds, David A. Burney, 2017, Ecography on p. 901-912

Testing convergent evolution in auditory processing genes between echolocating mammals and the aye-aye, a percussive-foraging primate

Richard J. Bankoff, Michael Jerjos, Baily Hohman, M. Elise Lauterbur, Logan Kistler, George H. Perry, 2017, Genome biology and evolution on p. 1978-1989

Recent Most-Cited Papers

Comparative RNA sequencing reveals substantial genetic variation in endangered primates

George H. Perry, Páll Melsted, John C. Marioni, Ying Wang, Russell Bainer, Joseph K. Pickrell, Katelyn Michelini, Sarah Zehr, Anne D. Yoder, Matthew Stephens, Jonathan K. Pritchard, Yoav Gilad, 2012, Genome research on p. 602-610

Genomic-scale capture and sequencing of endogenous DNA from feces

George H. Perry, John C. Marioni, Páll Melsted, Yoav Gilad, 2010, Molecular ecology on p. 5332-5344

Archaeogenomic evidence reveals prehistoric matrilineal dynasty

Douglas J. Kennett, Stephen Plog, Richard J. George, Brendan J. Culleton, Adam S. Watson, Pontus Skoglund, Nadin Rohland, Swapan Mallick, Kristin Stewardson, Logan Kistler, Steven A. Leblanc, Peter M. Whiteley, David Reich, George H. Perry, 2017, Nature communications

Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America

Etienne Patin, Marie Lopez, Rebecca Grollemund, Paul Verdu, Christine Harmant, Hélène Quach, Guillaume Laval, George H. Perry, Luis B. Barreiro, Alain Froment, Evelyne Heyer, Achille Massougbodji, Cesar Fortes-Lima, Florence Migot-Nabias, Gil Bellis, Jean Michel Dugoujon, Joana B. Pereira, Verónica Fernandes, Luisa Pereira, Lolke Van Der Veen, Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda, Carlos D. Bustamante, Jean Marie Hombert, Lluís Quintana-Murci, 2017, Science on p. 543-546

The impact of agricultural emergence on the genetic history of African rainforest hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists

Etienne Patin, Katherine J. Siddle, Guillaume Laval, Hélène Quach, Christine Harmant, Noémie Becker, Alain Froment, Béatrice Régnault, Laure Lemée, Simon Gravel, Jean Marie Hombert, Lolke Van Der Veen, Nathaniel J. Dominy, George H. Perry, Luis B. Barreiro, Paul Verdu, Evelyne Heyer, Lluís Quintana-Murci, 2014, Nature communications

More reliable estimates of divergence times in pan using complete mtDNA sequences and accounting for population structure

Anne C. Stone, Fabia U. Battistuzzi, Laura S. Kubatko, George H. Perry, Evan Trudeau, Hsiuman Lin, Sudhir Kumar, 2010, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 3277-3288

Elephantid Genomes Reveal the Molecular Bases of Woolly Mammoth Adaptations to the Arctic

Vincent J. Lynch, Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina, Aakrosh Ratan, Michael Sulak, Daniela I. Drautz-Moses, George H. Perry, Webb Miller, Stephan C. Schuster, 2015, Cell Reports on p. 217-228

Adaptive, convergent origins of the pygmy phenotype in African rainforest hunter-gatherers

George H. Perry, Matthieu Foll, Jean Christophe Grenier, Etienne Patin, Yohann Nédélec, Alain Pacis, Maxime Barakatt, Simon Gravel, Xiang Zhou, Sam L. Nsobya, Laurent Excoffier, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Nathaniel J. Dominy, Luis B. Barreiro, 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E3596-E3603

Human behaviour as a long-term ecological driver of non-human evolution

Alexis P. Sullivan, Douglas Warren Bird, George H. Perry, 2017, Nature Ecology and Evolution

Comparative and population mitogenomic analyses of Madagascar's extinct, giant 'subfossil' lemurs

Logan Kistler, Aakrosh Ratan, Laurie R. Godfrey, Brooke E. Crowley, Cris E. Hughes, Runhua Lei, Yinqiu Cui, Mindy L. Wood, Kathleen M. Muldoon, Haingoson Andriamialison, John J. McGraw, Lynn P. Tomsho, Stephan C. Schuster, Webb Miller, Edward E. Louis, Anne D. Yoder, Ripan S. Malhi, George H. Perry, 2015, Journal of Human Evolution on p. 45-54