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 Madagascar Rainforest Dna Extinction History Population Agriculture Body Size Primates Habitat Subfossil Bone Sampling Hunters Human Behavior Natural Selection Mitochondrial Dna Amino Acids Lemur Farmers Predation Genetic Variation Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

Most Recent Papers

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

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

Horse Paleogenomes and Human-Animal Interactions in Prehistory.

George Perry, C Makarewicz, 2019, Trends in genetics : TIG on p. 473-475

Polygenic adaptation and convergent evolution on growth and cardiac genetic pathways in African and Asian rainforest hunter-gatherers

Christina M. Bergey, Marie Lopez, Genelle F. Harrison, Etienne Patin, Jacob A. Cohen, Lluís Quintana-Murci, Luis B. Barreiro, George H. Perry, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E11256-E11263

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

An environmental DNA sampling method for aye-ayes from their feeding traces

Megan L. Aylward, Alexis P. Sullivan, George H. Perry, Steig E. Johnson, Edward E. Louis, 2018, Ecology and Evolution on p. 9229-9240

The demographic history and mutational load of African hunter-gatherers and farmers

M Lopez, A Kousathanas, H Quach, C Harmant, P Mouguiama-Daouda, J Hombert, A Froment, George Perry, L Barreiro, P Verdu, E Patin, L Quintana-Murci, 2018, Nature – Ecology and Evolution on p. 721-730

Harnessing ancient genomes to study the history of human adaptation

Stephanie Marciniak, George Perry, 2017, Nature Reviews Genetics

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

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

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