Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary history of Old World primates, including humans. Evolution of human skin and skin pigmentation, and the relationship between skin pigmentation and vitamin D production.
Publication TagsVitamin D Ultraviolet Radiation Pigmentation Skin Pigmentation Skin Radiation Phenotype Hominidae Cholecalciferol Genes Osteoporosis Metabolism Ligands Myanmar Vitamin D Deficiency Primates Health Diet Genome Phylogeny Socialization Evidence Hydrocarbons Haplorhini Light
Most Recent Papers
Tapirus yunnanensis from Shuitangba, a terminal Miocene hominoid site in Zhaotong, Yunnan Province of China
Xueping Ji, Haowen Tong, Nina Jablonski, Denise Su, J.O.R. Ebbestad, C.W. Liu, T.S. Yu, Vertebrata PalAsiatica
A cross-cultural exploration on the psychological aspects of skin color aesthetics: Implications for sun-related behaviour
Hsin-Yu Chen, J.K. Robinson, Nina Jablonski, Translational Behavioral Medicine
Skin cancer, photoprotection and "skin of color"
Ophelia Dadzie, Nina Jablonski, M. Mahalingam, A. Dupuy, Antoine Petit, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Skin cancer, photoprotection and skin of color
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology on p. 2
Evolution of the human Ah receptor conferred desensitization to smoke-derived toxicants
Gary Perdew, Nina Jablonski, Molecular Biology and Evolution on p. 2648-58
Clinical and anthropological perspectives on chemical relaxing of Afro-textured hair
Sharon Aryiku, Ophelia Dadzie, A. Salam, Nina Jablonski, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
New materials of the Late Miocene Muntiacus from Zhaotong hominoid site in southern China
Wei Dong, Nina Jablonski, Denise Su, W.Q. Liu, Vertebrata PalAsiatica
The biology of human hair: A multidisciplinary review.
S Koch, S Tridico, B Bernard, Mark Shriver, Nina Jablonski, 2020, American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council on p. e23316
Caught between "light skin is beautiful and tanned skin is attractive"
Hsin Yu Chen, Nina G. Jablonski, Garry Chick, Careen Yarnal, 2019, Asian American Journal of Psychology on p. 326-340
Early lifecycle UV-exposure calibrates adult vitamin D metabolism
Mark Lucock, Rohith Thota, Manohar Garg, Charlotte Martin, Patrice Jones, John Furst, Zoe Yates, Nina G. Jablonski, George Chaplin, Martin Veysey, Emma Beckett, 2019, American Journal of Human Biology
Human skin pigmentation as an adaptation to UV radiation
Nina G. Jablonski, George Chaplin, 2010, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 8962-8968
Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes
Lucia Carbone, R. Alan Harris, Sante Gnerre, Krishna R. Veeramah, Belen Lorente-Galdos, John Huddleston, Thomas J. Meyer, Javier Herrero, Christian Roos, Bronwen Aken, Fabio Anaclerio, Nicoletta Archidiacono, Carl Baker, Daniel Barrell, Mark A. Batzer, Kathryn Beal, Antoine Blancher, Craig L. Bohrson, Markus Brameier, Michael S. Campbell, Oronzo Capozzi, Claudio Casola, Giorgia Chiatante, Andrew Cree, Annette Damert, Pieter J. De Jong, Laura Dumas, Marcos Fernandez-Callejo, Paul Flicek, Nina V. Fuchs, Ivo Gut, Marta Gut, Matthew W. Hahn, Jessica Hernandez-Rodriguez, Ladeana W. Hillier, Robert Hubley, Bianca Ianc, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Nina G. Jablonski, Laurel M. Johnstone, Anis Karimpour-Fard, Miriam K. Konkel, Dennis Kostka, Nathan H. Lazar, Sandra L. Lee, Lora R. Lewis, Yue Liu, Devin P. Locke, Swapan Mallick, Fernando L. Mendez, Matthieu Muffato, Lynne V. Nazareth, Kimberly A. Nevonen, Majesta O'Bleness, Cornelia Ochis, Duncan T. Odom, Katherine S. Pollard, Javier Quilez, David Reich, Mariano Rocchi, Gerald G. Schumann, Stephen Searle, James M. Sikela, Gabriella Skollar, Arian Smit, Kemal Sonmez, Boudewijn Ten Hallers, Elizabeth Terhune, Gregg W.C. Thomas, Brygg Ullmer, Mario Ventura, Jerilyn A. Walker, Jeffrey D. Wall, Lutz Walter, Michelle C. Ward, Sarah J. Wheelan, Christopher W. Whelan, Simon White, Larry J. Wilhelm, August E. Woerner, Mark Yandell, Baoli Zhu, Michael F. Hammer, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Evan E. Eichler, Lucinda Fulton, Catrina Fronick, Donna M. Muzny, Wesley C. Warren, Kim C. Worley, Jeffrey Rogers, Richard K. Wilson, Richard A. Gibbs, 2014, Nature on p. 195-201
A. W.C. Yuen, N. G. Jablonski, 2010, Medical Hypotheses on p. 39-44
Brad J. Bushman, Katherine Newman, Sandra L. Calvert, Geraldine Downey, Mark Dredze, Michael Gottfredson, Nina G. Jablonski, Ann S. Masten, Calvin Morrill, Daniel B. Neill, Daniel Romer, Daniel W. Webster, 2016, American Psychologist on p. 17-39
Human skin pigmentation, migration and disease susceptibility
Nina G. Jablonski, George Chaplin, 2012, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 785-792
Epidermal pigmentation in the human lineage is an adaptation to ultraviolet radiation
Nina G. Jablonski, George Chaplin, 2013, Journal of Human Evolution on p. 671-675
Evolutionary history of the odd-nosed monkeys and the phylogenetic position of the newly described myanmar snub-nosed monkey rhinopithecus strykeri
Rasmus Liedigk, Mouyu Yang, Nina G. Jablonski, Frank Momberg, Thomas Geissmann, Ngwe Lwin, Tony Htin Hla, Zhijin Liu, Bruce Wong, Li Ming, Long Yongcheng, Ya Ping Zhang, Tilo Nadler, Dietmar Zinner, Christian Roos, 2012, PloS one
Diet of Theropithecus from 4 to 1 Ma in Kenya
Thure E. Cerling, Kendra L. Chritz, Nina G. Jablonski, Meave G. Leakey, Fredrick Kyalo Manthi, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 10507-10512
High-dose vitamin D<sub>3</sub> reduces deficiency caused by low UVB exposure and limits HIV-1 replication in urban Southern Africans
Anna K. Coussens, Celeste E. Naude, Rene Goliath, George Chaplin, Robert J. Wilkinson, Nina G. Jablonski, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 8052-8057
Divergent Ah Receptor Ligand Selectivity during Hominin Evolution
Troy D. Hubbard, Iain Alexander Murray, William H. Bisson, Alexis P. Sullivan, Aswathy Sebastian, George H. Perry, Nina G. Jablonski, Gary H. Perdew, 2016, Molecular Biology and Evolution on p. 2648-2658
News Articles Featuring Nina Jablonski
Jul 22, 2020
Bill Nye Breaks Down The Science Behind Skin Color, Points Out 'We’re All One Species'
The Science Guy wants you to understand the relationship between skin tone and ultraviolet rays — and to start “treating each other fairly.”
Jul 02, 2020
Why does racism prevail? Leading scholars apply their minds
All humans belong to one biological species; there are no human “races”. The belief in race defines the lived experience of many, influences how governments act, and how people treat others. How did race come to have this power and this durability?
Feb 08, 2020
What's the difference between race and ethnicity?
This question reveals something much deeper about the ways we understand — and misunderstand — race.
Oct 13, 2019
5 astonishing facts about your own body from Bill Bryson’s new book
The Body: A Guide for Occupants is driven by Bryson’s endless curiosity, and is full of enough factoids to drive many a late-night pub conversation.
Oct 03, 2019
WPSU Wins 2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards
WPSU Penn State earned two regional Emmy awards from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences on Sept. 28, during the 37th annual awards ceremony held in Pittsburgh.