George Perry

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

George Perry

Research Summary

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

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Publication Tags

Genes Genome History Human Behavior Population Rainforest Dna Agriculture Primates Genomics Ecosystem Panama Gastropoda Hunters Natural Selection Habitat Farmers Mitochondrial Genome Fossil Rain Forests Temperature Vertebrate Habitats Bone Psychological Extinction

Most Recent Papers

Scanning the human genome for “signatures” of positive selection

Margarita Hernandez, George H. Perry, 2021, Evolutionary Anthropology on p. 113-121

A common 1.6 mb Y-chromosomal inversion predisposes to subsequent deletions and severe spermatogenic failure in humans

Pille Hallast, Laura Kibena, Margus Punab, Elena Arciero, Siiri Rootsi, Marina Grigorova, Rodrigo Flores, Mark A. Jobling, Olev Poolamets, Kristjan Pomm, Paul Korrovits, Kristiina Rull, Yali Xue, Chris Tyler-Smith, Maris Laan, George H. Perry, 2021, eLife

The genomics of ecological flexibility, large brains, and long lives in capuchin monkeys revealed with fecalFACS

Joseph D. Orkin, Michael J. Montague, Daniela Tejada-Martinez, Marc de Manuel, Javier del Campo, Saul Cheves Hernandez, Anthony Di Fiore, Claudia Fontsere, Jason A. Hodgson, Mareike C. Janiak, Lukas F.K. Kuderna, Esther Lizano, Maria Pia Martin, Yoshihito Niimura, George H. Perry, Carmen Soto Valverde, Jia Tang, Wesley C. Warren, João Pedro de Magalhães, Shoji Kawamura, Tomàs Marquès-Bonet, Roman Krawetz, Amanda D. Melin, 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Modern, archaeological, and paleontological DNA analysis of a human-harvested marine gastropod (Strombus pugilis) from Caribbean Panama

Alexis P. Sullivan, Stephanie Marciniak, Aaron O'Dea, Thomas A. Wake, George H. Perry, 2021, Molecular Ecology Resources

How human behavior can impact the evolution of genetically-mediated behavior in wild non-human species

George H. Perry, 2020, Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology on p. 337-342

Studying human and nonhuman primate evolutionary biology with powerful in vitro and in vivo functional genomics tools

Kathleen E. Grogan, George H. Perry, 2020, Evolutionary Anthropology on p. 143-158

Subfossil lemur discoveries from the Beanka Protected Area in western Madagascar

David A. Burney, Haingoson Andriamialison, Radosoa A. Andrianaivoarivelo, Steven Bourne, Brooke E. Crowley, Erik J. De Boer, Laurie R. Godfrey, Steven M. Goodman, Christine Griffiths, Owen Griffiths, Julian P. Hume, Walter G. Joyce, William L. Jungers, Stephanie Marciniak, Gregory J. Middleton, Kathleen M. Muldoon, Eliette Noromalala, Ventura R. Pérez, George H. Perry, Roger Randalana, Henry T. Wright, 2020, Quaternary Research on p. 187-203

Factors influencing taxonomic unevenness in scientific research: a mixed-methods case study of non-human primate genomic sequence data generation

Margarita Hernandez, M Shenk, George Perry, 2020, Royal Society Open Science

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

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

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

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

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

Harnessing ancient genomes to study the history of human adaptation

Stephanie Marciniak, George H. Perry, 2017, Nature Reviews Genetics on p. 659-674

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

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

V Lynch, O Bedoya-Reina, Aakrosh Ratan, M Sulak, D Drautz-Moses, George Perry, Webb Miller, Stephan Schuster, 2015, Cell Reports on p. 217-228

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

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

Gourds and squashes (Cucurbita spp.) adapted to megafaunal extinction and ecological anachronism through domestication

Logan Kistlera, Lee A. Newsoma, Timothy M. Ryana, Andrew C. Clarke, Bruce D. Smith, George H. Perry, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15107-15112