College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Kristine G. Beaty

Ph.D Candidate, Anthropology
Adviser: Dr. Crawford
Primary office:
(785) 864-4172
Lippincott Hall, #7-C


M.A.: Anthropology – University of Kansas, Lawrence – 2009
Thesis: Finding the “Scot” in the Scottish-American: An Investigation of Scottish Identity through Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosome Markers

B.A.: Anthropology – University of Missouri, Columbia - 2002 

B.S.: Biology –University of Missouri, Columbia - 2002

Research Interests

  • Human origins and genetic diversity
  • Impact of disease (present and past) on culture and adaptability
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Admixture

Selected Publications

KG Beaty, MJ Mosher, MH Crawford, PE Melton.  Paternal genetic structure in contemporary Mennonite communities from the American Midwest.  Human Biology. In Press

MIO Lugo, ML Munoz, G Perez-Ramerez, KG Beaty, M Lopez-Armenta, J Cervini-Silva, M Moreno-Galeana, AM Meza, E Ramos, MH Crawford, A Romano-Pacheco.  Genetic affiliation of prehispanic and contemporary Mayas through maternal lineage.  Human Biology. In Press.

MH Crawford and KG Beaty (2013) DNA fingerprints in Anthropological Genetics: Past, Present and Future (in honor of Sir Alec Jeffreys’ retirement).  Investigative Genetics 4:23.

KG Beaty (2012) Migration, assimilation and admixture: genes of a Scot? In Causes and Consequences of Human Migration. Ed. By MH Crawford and BC Cambell. Cambridge University Press.

 

Selected Presentations

KG Beaty, NF Baldi, EF Herrara Paz, C Phillips-Krawczak, MG Carpenter, MH Crawford (2015) Migration and expansion: maternal markers of the Garifuna.  Poster presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO.

PE Melton, KG Beaty, MJ Mosher, MH Crawford (2015) Paternal genetic structure in contemporary Mennonite communities from the American Midwest.    Poster presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO.

MH Crawford, KG Beaty, C Phillips-Krawczak, NT Boaz, RJ Mitchell (2014) Genetic structure of island Carib populations.  Podium presentation at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta CANADA.

KG Beaty (2014) Migration assimilation and admixture: genes of a Scot?  Invited podium presentation for the Human Migration Lecture Series at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.  February  21st, 2014.

KG Beaty, PE Melton, MJ Mosher, MH Crawford (2013) Population structure in five Mennonite communities.  Poster presented at the 63rd meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Boston, MA.

MH Crawford, L Novikova, KG Beaty, L Stehno-Bittel, D Robbins (2013) Biological markers and late adult autoimmune form of diabetes (LADA) in European Americans of Kansas City.  Podium presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association, Knoxville, TN.

KG Beaty, DL Phillips, M Henneberg, MH Crawford (2012) Mitochondrial origins of the Cape Coloureds of South Africa.  Poster presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, San Francisco, CA.

KG Beaty, DL Phillips, M Henneberg, MH Crawford (2012) Maternal marks of admixture in Cape Coloreds of South Africa. Poster presented at the 81st meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, Oregon.

T Parrish, AE Justice, SM Johnson, KG Beaty, CP Phillips, P Williams, MH Crawford (2011) Development of a novel multiplex assay for major Y haplogroups assignment. Poster presented at the 61st meeting of the International Conference of Human Genetics, Montreal, Canada.

KG Beaty & ML Mealey (2010) Scottish Identity in an American Melting Pot: Insights from mtDNA and the Y-chromosome. Poster presented at the Human Migration Conference, University of Kansas on March 1st, 2010.

KG Beaty & ML Mealey. (2009) Finding the Scot in the Scottish-American: Examination of ethnic identity through the Y-chromosome (Abstract). Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropolgy, Chicago, Illinois

ML Mealey-Ferrara, KG Beaty, MH Crawford (2007) Scottish clan mating, marriage and migration customs: a study of Scottish-American identity and mitochondrial lineages. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Human Biological Association.

Selected Grants

Terri Knoll Johnson Memorial Award, Fall 2012, 2013, 2015

SISG Scholarship and Travel Award, 2015

Michael S. Gaines Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014

Carroll D Clark Research Award, Sp 2011

University of Kansas Center for Research Travel Grant, Spring 2009

Carroll D. Clark Research Award, University of Kansas, Fall 2006


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