Sarah Unkel

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
ANTH 304 Spring 2021 Office Hours: Tues. 12pm - 1:30pm and Wed. 9am - 10:30am via Zoom through 3/19/21.
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Anthropological genetics and genomics, ancient and modern DNA, peopling of the Americas and the Arctic, human migration, population genetics, adaptation, and variation, bioethics.


B.S., Biology. Minor Anthropology. University of Central Missouri
M.A., Anthropology, University of Kansas


Human anthropological genetics and genomics, ancient and modern DNA, migration and population genetics, ecology and adaptation, human evolution and variation

Selected Publications

Ragsdale, S., & Marsh, H. (2015). “The Gene Flow of Coastal and Highland New Guineans in Australian Aboriginals.” The McNair Journal, University of Central Missouri, Volume XXIV.

Selected Presentations

Ragsdale, S., & Marsh, H. (April 2016). “Holocene Gene Flow Patterns between New Guineans and Australian Aboriginals.” Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 

Selected Awards & Honors

Carroll D. Clark Graduate Student Summer Research Award, KU, 2017

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