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 Skin Genes Skin Pigmentation Ultraviolet Radiation Pigmentation Cholecalciferol Radiation Population Phenotype India Folic Acid Osteoporosis Hominidae Myanmar Metabolism Social Factors Vitamin Vitamin D Deficiency Multiple Sclerosis Health Evidence China Diet Genome
Most Recent Papers
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
Paleogenome Reveals Genetic Contribution of Extinct Giant Panda to Extant Populations
Gui Lian Sheng, Nikolas Basler, Xue Ping Ji, Johanna L.A. Paijmans, Federica Alberti, Michaela Preick, Stefanie Hartmann, Michael V. Westbury, Jun Xia Yuan, Nina G. Jablonski, Georgios Xenikoudakis, Xin Dong Hou, Bo Xiao, Jian Hui Liu, Michael Hofreiter, Xu Long Lai, Axel Barlow, 2019, Current Biology on p. 1695-1700.e6
Clay mineral assemblages in the Zhaotong Basin of southwestern China
Pei Li, Chunxia Zhang, Zhengtang Guo, Chenglong Deng, Xueping Ji, Nina G. Jablonski, Haibin Wu, Rixiang Zhu, 2019, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology on p. 90-100
Tangzigou open-air site
Yuduan Zhou, Xueping Ji, Yinghua Li, Hubert Forestier, Nina G. Jablonski, Shan Ding, Jiamei Zhao, Peng Chen, Liwei Wang, Tingting Liang, Chengpo He, 2019, Quaternary International
Shades of complexity
Ellen E. Quillen, Heather L. Norton, Esteban J. Parra, Frida Lona-Durazo, Khai C. Ang, Florin Mircea Illiescu, Laurel N. Pearson, Mark D. Shriver, Tina Lasisi, Omer Gokcumen, Izzy Starr, Yen Lung Lin, Alicia R. Martin, Nina G. Jablonski, 2019, American Journal of Physical Anthropology on p. 4-26
Acute ultraviolet radiation exposure attenuates nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation in the cutaneous microvasculature of healthy humans
S. Tony Wolf, Anna E. Stanhewicz, Nina G. Jablonski, W. Larry Kenney, 2018, Journal of applied physiology on p. 1232-1237
Vitamin D and folate
Mark Lucock, Rohith Thota, Manohar Garg, Charlotte Martin, Patrice Jones, John Furst, Zoe Yates, Nina G. Jablonski, George Chaplin, Martin Veysey, Jessie M. Sutherland, Emma Beckett, 2018, American Journal of Human Biology
The influences of genes, the environment, and social factors on the evolution of skin color diversity in India
Florin Mircea Iliescu, George Chaplin, Niraj Rai, Guy S. Jacobs, Chandana Basu Mallick, Anshuman Mishra, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Nina G. Jablonski, 2018, American Journal of Human Biology
Human-like hip joint loading in Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus
Timothy Michael Ryan, Kristian J. Carlson, Adam D. Gordon, Nina G. Jablonski, Colin N. Shaw, Jay T. Stock, 2018, Journal of Human Evolution on p. 12-24
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
Circulating microRNAs involved in multiple sclerosis
Sue Rutherford Siege, Jason MacKenzie, George Chaplin, Nina G. Jablonski, Lyn Griffiths, 2012, Molecular Biology Reports on p. 6219-6225
A. W.C. Yuen, N. G. Jablonski, 2010, Medical Hypotheses on p. 39-44
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
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
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
News Articles Featuring Nina Jablonski
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.
Apr 30, 2019
Five Huck Researchers Featured In Penn State's "Impact" Campaign
The Huck Institutes is well-represented among this collection of exciting work being done by members of the University community.
Apr 10, 2019
Unraveling the History of Human Hair
e it brown or blond, in a straight or naturally curly hair style, the hair that grows from our heads is a fundamental aspect of the human appearance. Our multitude of hair types is so ubiquitous that it’s actually easy to ignore how weird hair is—and not in the sense that your hair style might be on the wrong side of edgy.