Sarah Ragsdale

M.A. Student
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I am a second year M.A. student in Biological Anthropology working as a Graduate Research Assistant for my advisor, Dr. Dennis O'Rourke. My research interests are human anthropological genetics and genomics, ancient and modern DNA, migration and population genetics, ecology and adaptation, human evolution and variation. I am also the President of the Graduate Students for Anthropology for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Education

B.S., Biology. Minor Anthropology. University of Central Missouri

 

Research

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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