ALEJANDRO BERRIO
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"Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish"
Richard Dawkins 



TEACHING APPOINTMENTS 
11SP
11F
12SP
12F
13SP
13F
14SP
14F
15SP
GENETICS: HONORS (49780)
HUMAN BIOLOGY (49550) 
HUMAN BIOLOGY (49680) 
HUMAN BIOLOGY (49745)
HUMAN BIOLOGY (49975)
HUMAN BIOLOGY (50565)
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN BIOLOGY

Homo neanderthalensis at the Smithsonian Museum, WDC.




15 SPRING HUMAN BIOLOGY (Dr Smith)

Topics Assigned readings Discussions
THEME 1: Human Variation
Heritability of IQ and SES
Turkhaimer et al. 2003
1
Color and genetic ancestry in Brazilians Parra et al. 2003 2
Genome-Wide ancestry of the Rapa-Nui Moreno-Mayar et al. 2014 3
Exam Review Review
THEME 2: Human Origins
The Hobbits of Indonesia Wong 2012
4
The Social Brain
Dunbar 1998
5
The Mystery of Language Evolution Hauser et al. 2014
6
THEME 3: Human Ecology and Heallth Review
Conservation for the People Karieva 2007 7
Debate 1: The future of Fisheries
Student Debates
Debate 2: Where all our Energy  Come From? Student Debates
Obesity and the Gut Microbiome Ley et al. 2005 8
HIV Epidemiology and Evolution Fraser et al. 2004 9

14FALL HUMAN BIOLOGY (Dr Phelps)

Topics Assigned readings Discussions
THEME 1: Human diversity
Is Race real? Parra et al. 2003 1
Evolution of lactase persistence Bersaglieri et al. 2004 2
THEME 2: Becoming human
Denisovans in Tibetan people Huerta-Sanchez et al 2014 3
Evolution of the human hand Prabhakar Noonan 2008 4
Tetrapod limb evo-devo Lettice Hill 2008 5
THEME 3: Brain, behavior and society
Stress reactivity, parenting and poverty Hackman Meaney 2010 6
Brains in love Fisher Aron Brown 2005 7

14SP HUMAN BIOLOGY (Dr Kalthoff)

TOPICS ASSIGNED READINGS DISCUSSIONS
Part I: The Science and Politics of Human Biology [1]  
Part II: Who is Who Among the Primates? [2] De Waal (1995)
Humans Evolved in Response to a Challenge [3] Bersaglieri et al. (2004) 
Milestones of Hominin Evolution [4] Stix (2008)  1
Habitual Bipedalism and Hand Precision Grip [5] Lovejoy (1988)
Tool Making [6] Kivell et al. (2011)  2
Language and Brain Evolution [7] Evans et al. (2004)
Germs, Colonialism, and Darwinian Medicine [8] Levy (1998) 3
Part III: The Human Genome Project [9] van 't Veer et al. (2002) 4
Stem Cells and Cloning [10] Hochedlinger (2010) 
Gene Therapy [11] Tsien (2000) 5
Aging and Senescence [12] Jaskelioff et al. (2011) 
Nature and Nurture [13] Weaver et al. (2004)  6
Twin Studies and Heritability Estimates [14] Bouchard et al. (1990)
Human Behavioral Genetics [15] Ebstein et al. (1996) 7
Part IV: Development of Reproductive Organs [16] Koopman et al. (1991)
Hormonal Control of Brain Development [17] Cahill (2005)  8
Introduction to Sociobiology [18] Neff (2003) 9
Sociobiology of Human Behavior [19] Gangestadt and Thornhill (1998)
Sex and Gender [20] Bradley et al. (2000) 10
Aggression, Cooperation, and Kindness [21] Brosnan and de Waal (2003)
Part V: Human Population Growth [22] Potts (2000) 11
Earth's Carrying Capacity [23] Wackernagel et al. (2002)
Environmental Degradation [24] Parmesan (1996) 12
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals [25] Hayes et al. (2002)
Energy Production and Conservation [26] Socolow and Pacala (2006) 13





I am also a member of the scientific committee of ColEvol. A Colombian organization working towards the development and improvement of visibility and accessibility of scientific findings for the evolutionary research.
We publish annual newsletters and you can find them here:

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