Theodore Schurr


Theodore Schurr is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are molecular anthropology, modern human evolution, human biological variation, biomedical genetics, and ancient DNA. For the project, he will be contributing to our DNA research.


Phone: 215-573-7632

Fax: 215-898-7462

Department of Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
325 University Museum, 3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 191046398 USA


Dulik, C.M., Zhadanov, S.I., Osipova, L.P., Askapuli, A., Gau, L., Gokcumen, O., Rubinstein, S., Schurr, T.G. (2012) Mitochondrial DNA and Y Chromosome Variation Provides Evidence for a Recent Common Ancestry between Native Americans and Indigenous Altaians. The American Journal of Human Genetics 90, 229-246.

Dulik, M.C, Owings, A.C., Gaieski, J.B., Vilar, M.G., Andre, A., Lennie, C., Mackenzie, M.A., Kritsch, I., Snowshoe, S., Wright, R., Martin, J., Gibson, N., Andrews, T.D., Schurr, T.G., The Genographic Consotrium. (2012) Y-Chromosome analysis reveals genetic divergence and new founding native lineages in Athapaskan- and Eskimoan-speaking populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United Stated of America. 109, 8471-8476.

Schurr, T.G., Dulik, M.C., Owings, A.C., Zhadanov, S.I., Gaiseki, J.B., Vilar, M.G., Ramos, J., Moss, M.B., Natkong, F., The Genographic Consortium. (2012) Clan, Language, and Migration History Has Shaped Genetic Diversity in Haida and Tlingit Populations From Southeast Alaska. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 148, 422-435.

Dulik, M.C., Osipova, L.P., Schurr, T.G. (2011) Y-Chromosome Variation in Altaian Kazakhs Reveals a Common Paternal Gene Pool for Kazakhs and the Influence of Mongolian Expansion. PloS ONE 6(3): e17548. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017548

Weber, A.W., M.A. Katzenberg and T.G. Schurr (eds) (2010). Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Lifeways. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.



Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project