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RCGD/EHAP Winter Seminar Series: Tracing Evolutionary Paths: The Role of Hair and Skin Phenotyping

Tina Lasisi
Monday, February 12, 2024
2:00-3:30 PM
1430 Institute For Social Research Map
Tracing Evolutionary Paths: The Role of Hair and Skin Phenotyping
Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 (2 PM – 3:30 PM)

Tina Lasisi
University of Michigan
This talk covers our understanding of human evolution through the study of hair and skin phenotypes. Conventional classification approaches have limited our insights into the evolution of hair. The development of cutting-edge high-throughput phenotyping methods is now unveiling the extensive diversity in scalp hair morphology and its genetic underpinnings. By contrasting the progress in skin phenotyping with the untapped prospects in hair research, this presentation will underscore the crucial role of measurement in associating phenotypes with genetic variation and in illuminating the evolutionary history of these human traits.
Building: Institute For Social Research
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Anthropology, Biology, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Social Research, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Evolution & Human Adaptations Program (EHAP)