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

Genome Genes History Human Behavior Phenotype Dna Agriculture Population Primates Body Size Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Rainforest Genomics Ecosystem Natural Selection Panama Human Body Gastropoda Habitat Mitochondrial Genome Fossil Anthropology Temperature Habitats Vertebrate

Most Recent Papers

Evolutionary and phylogenetic insights from a nuclear genome sequence of the extinct, giant, “subfossil” koala lemur Megaladapis edwardsi

Stephanie Marciniak, Mehreen R. Mughal, Laurie R. Godfrey, Richard J. Bankoff, Heritiana Randrianatoandro, Brooke E. Crowley, Christina M. Bergey, Kathleen M. Muldoon, Jeannot Randrianasy, Brigitte M. Raharivololona, Stephan C. Schuster, Ripan S. Malhi, Anne D. Yoder, Edward E. Louis, Logan Kistler, George H. Perry, 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Patterns of recent natural selection on genetic loci associated with sexually differentiated human body size and shape phenotypes

Audrey M. Arner, Kathleen E. Grogan, Mark Grabowski, Hugo Reyes-Centeno, George H. Perry, 2021, PLoS Genetics

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

Scanning the human genome for “signatures” of positive selection

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

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 Notes

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

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

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, Mary K. Shenk, George H. Perry, 2020, Royal Society Open Science

Most-Cited Papers

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

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

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 W. Bird, George H. Perry, 2017, Nature Ecology and Evolution

Harnessing ancient genomes to study the history of human adaptation

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

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

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

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