George Perry

George Perry

Harry J. and Elissa M. Sichi Early Career Professor of Anthropology; Associate Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Biology

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Human and non-human primate evolutionary ecology, parasite evolutionary biology as a proxy for studying human evolution, genomics, and paleogenomics (ancient DNA).


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

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Publication Tags

Genome Genes Extinction Dna Primates Madagascar Lemur History Medicine Pan Troglodytes Population Mitochondrial Dna Genomics Rainforest Sampling Feces Daubentonia Madagascariensis Agriculture Gene Body Size Amino Acids Genetic Diversity Primate Convergent Evolution Shellfish

Most Recent Papers

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 James 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

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

An evolutionary medicine perspective on Neandertal extinction

Alexis P. Sullivan, Marc de Manuel, Tomas Marques-Bonet, George H. Perry, 2017, Journal of Human Evolution on p. 62-71

Recent High-Impact 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

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

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

Archaeogenomic evidence reveals prehistoric matrilineal dynasty

Douglas James Kennett, Stephen Plog, Richard J. George, Brendan James 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

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

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

A genome sequence resource for the aye-aye (daubentonia madagascariensis), a nocturnal lemur from madagascar

George H. Perry, Darryl Reeves, Páll Melsted, Aakrosh Ratan, Webb Miller, Katelyn Michelini, Edward E. Louis, Jonathan K. Pritchard, Christopher E. Mason, Yoav Gilad, 2012, Genome biology and evolution on p. 126-135

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