Nina G. Jablonski is Distinguished Professor of
Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University. A biological anthropologist and
paleobiologist, she studies the evolution of adaptations to the environment in Old
World primates including humans.
program is focused in two major areas.
Her paleoanthropological research concerns the evolutionary history of
Old World monkeys, and currently includes an active field project in China. Her research on the evolution of human
adaptations to the environment centers on the evolution of human skin and skin
pigmentation, and includes an active field project examining the relationship
between skin pigmentation and vitamin D production.
Jablonski is currently involved in the development of new approaches to evolution education in the United States, including the development of a new "genetics and genealogy" curriculum for middle school students. At Penn State, she directs the newly formed cross-college Center for the Study of Human Diversity, Evolution, and Behavior.
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