OU - Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR)
At the University of Oklahoma’s Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR), we conduct studies in anthropological genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. We address questions concerning human and microbial population history, the evolution of disease-associated genetic variation, and the relationship between cultural, environmental, and genetic variation. In particular, we are interested in how the relationship between humans and microbes has changed through time and how our microbiomes influence health and disease in diverse populations both today and in the past.
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Ancient DNA Analysis and Stable Isotope Ecology of Sea Turtles (Cheloniidae) from the Gold Rush-era (1850s) Eastern Pacific Ocean (2018-05-30)Historical and archaeological evidence documents the importation of sea turtles from the eastern Pacific Ocean (Baja California) to California during the Gold Rush (1848–1855) and through the end of 19th century, but it ...
Increased mitochondrial DNA diversity in ancient Columbia River basin Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (2018-01-10)The Columbia River and its tributaries provide essential spawning and rearing habitat for many salmonid species, including Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Chinook salmon were historically abundant throughout the ...
(2015-11-13)To date, characterization of ancient oral (dental calculus) and gut (coprolite) microbiota has been primarily accomplished through a metataxonomic approach involving targeted amplification of one or more variable regions ...