Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology; Co-Director, Center for Research on Tibet
Mather Memorial Building Room 217
Dr. Beall is a physical anthropologist whose research focuses on human adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia, particularly the different patterns of adaptation exhibited by Andean, Tibetan and East African highlanders. Her current research deals with the genetics of adaptive traits and evidence for natural selection, with the role of nitric oxide in oxygen delivery at high altitude and with the human ecology of high-altitude Tibetan nomads.
Professor Beall is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Click here for information on Professor Beall’s Research
MEDIA REPORTS ON PROFESSOR BEALL’S RESEARCH:
- BBC Future features Dr. Beall in an article entitled “How Tibetans Survive Life on the ‘Roof of the World'”
- Understanding evolution resource library article “Evolving Altitude Aptitude” is available at http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/101001_altitude
- BBC Horizon documentary “Are we still evolving?” featuring Dr. Beall’s work
- ScienceLives interview “Science Diplomacy in High-Altitude Tibetan Biology”
- National Academy of Sciences interview on Dr. Beall
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
- art/sci magazine article “The Highest Honor”
- Science, Engineering, and Education (SEE) Innovation website highlight “How Have People at High Altitudes Adapted to the Thin Air?”
- BBC Science in Action interview “High Altitude Genes,” Thursday, December 13, 2012
Cho, J.I., Basnyat, B., Jeong, C., et al.; Ethnically Tibetan women in Nepal with low hemoglobin concentration have better reproductive outcomes. Evol Med Public Health 2017;2017(1):82-96. doi: 10.1093/emph/eox008.
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