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Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801

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Courses

  • ANTH 241 Human Variation and Race
  • ANTH 246 Forensic Science
  • ANTH 441 Human Genetics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Malhi, Ripan S, Angelica Gonzalez-Oliver, Brian M. Kemp, and Kari B. Schroeder Distribution of Y chromosomes among native North Americans: a study of Athapaskan population history American Journal of Physical Anthropology 137 2008, p. 412-424.
Tamm, Erika, Toomas Kivisild, and Ripan Singh Malhi Beringian Standstill and Spread of Native American founders PLoS ONE e829 2007.
Malhi, Ripan S, Brad Sickler, Dawei Lin, Jessica Satkoski, Raul Tito, Deborah George, Sree Kanthaswamy, and David Glenn Smith MamuSNP: A resource for rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) genomics PLoS ONE e438 2007.
Bettinger, R.L, R.S. Malhi, and H. McCarthy Central place models of acorn and mussel processing Journal of Archaeological Science 24 1997, p. 887-899.
Smith, D.G, R.S. Malhi, J.A. Eshleman, J.G. Lorenz, and F.A. Kaestle Distribution of mtDNA Haplogroup X among Native North Americans American Journal of Physical Anthropology 110 1999, p. 271-284.
Smith, D.G, J.G. Lorenz, B.K. Rolfs, R.L. Bettinger, B. Green, J.A. Eshleman, B.A. Schultz, and R.S. Malhi Implications of the distribution of Albumin Naskapi and Albumin Mexico for New World Prehistory American Journal of Physical Anthropology 111 2000, p. 557-572.
Malhi, R.S, B.A. Schultz, and D.G. Smith Distribution of mitochondrial DNA lineages among Native American tribes of Northeastern North America Human Biology 73 2001, p. 23-51.
Malhi, R.S, J.A. Eshleman, J.A. Greenberg, D.A. Weiss, B.A. Schultz, B.M. Kemp, F.A. Kaestle, J.G. Lorenz, J.R. Johnson, and D.G. Smith The structure and diversity within New World mtDNA haplogroups: Implications for the prehistory of North America American Journal of Human Genetics 70 2002, p. 905-919.
Malhi, R.S, and D.G. Smith Brief Communication: Haplogroup X confirmed in Prehistoric North America American Journal of Physical Anthropology 119 2002, p. 84-88.
Malhi, R.S, H.M. Mortensen, J.A. Eshleman, J.G. Lorenz, F.A. Kaestle, J.R. Johnson, C. Gorodesky, and D.G. Smith Native American mtDNA prehistory in the American Southwest American Journal of Physical Anthropology 120 2003, p. 108-124.
Eshleman, J.A, R.S. Malhi, and D.G. Smith Mitochondrial DNA studies of Native Americans: Conceptions and misconceptions of the population prehistory of the Americas Evolutionary Anthropology 12 2003, p. 7-18.
Malhi, R.S, K.E. Breece, B.A.S. Shook, F.A. Kaestle, J.C. Chatters, S. Hackenberger, and D.G. Smith Patterns of mtDNA diversity in Northwestern North America Human Biology 76 2004, p. 33-54.
Eshleman, J.A, R.S. Malhi, J.R. Johnson, F.A. Kaestle, J.G. Lorenz, and D.G. Smith Mitochondrial DNA and prehistoric settlements: Native migrations on the Western edge of North America Human Biology 76 2004, p. 55-75.
Schroeder, K.B, R.S. Malhi, and D.G. Smith Opinion: Native American Participation in Genetic Research Evolutionary Anthropology 13 3 2006, p. 88-92.
Malhi, R.S, G. Rhett, and A.M. Bell Mitochondrial DNA evidence of an early Holocene population expansion of threespine sticklebacks from Scotland Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40 2006, p. 148-154.
Malhi, R.S, B.M. Kemp, J.A. Eshleman, J. Cybluski, D.G. Smith, S. Cousins, and H. Harry Haplogroup M Discovered in Prehistoric North America Journal of Archaeological Science 34 2007, p. 642-648.
Kemp, B.M, R.S. Malhi, J. McDonough, D.A. Bolnick, J.A. Eshleman, O. Rickards, C. Martinez-Labarga, J.R. Johnson, J.G. Lorenz, J. Dixon, T.E. Fifield, T. Heaton, R. Worl, and D.G. Smith Timing of the peopling of the Americas: genetic analysis of an early Holocene skeleton American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132 2007, p. 605-621.
Cybulski, J.S, A.D. McMillan, R.S. Malhi, B.M. Kemp, H. Harry, and S. Cousins The Big Bar Lake Burial: Middle Period Human Remains from the Canadian Plateau Canadian Journal of Archaeology 31 2007, p. 55-78.
Satkoski, J.A, R.S. Malhi, S. Kanthaswamy, R. Tito, V. Malladi, and D.G. Smith Pyrosequencing as a method for SNP identification in the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) BMC Genomics 9 2008, p. 256.
Wilson, B.J, S.J. Crockford, J.W. Johnson, R.S. Malhi, and B.M. Kemp Genetic and archaeological evidence for a former breeding population of Aleutian Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) on Adak Island, central Aleutians, Alaska Canadian Journal of Zoology 89 8 2011, p. 732-743.
Satkoski, J.A, J. Trask, W.T. Garnica, R.S. Malhi, S. Kanthaswamy, and D.G. Smith High-throughput single-nucleotide polymorphism discovery and the search for candidate genes for long-term SIVmac nonprogression in Chinese rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) Journal of Medical Primatology 40 4 2011, p. 224-32.
Malhi, R.S, J.S. Trask, M. Shattuck, J. Johnson, D. Chakraborty, S. Kanthaswamy, U. Ramakrishnan, and D.G. Smith Genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across species in Old World Monkeys American Journal of Primatology 73 10 2011, p. 1031-40.
Malhi, R.S, J.S. Cybulski, R.Y. Tito, J. Johnson, H. Harry, and C. Dan Brief communication: mitochondrial haplotype C4c confirmed as a founding genome in the Americas American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141 2010, p. 494-7.
Luetkemeier, E.S, M. Sodhi, L.B. Schook, and R.S. Malhi Multiple Asian pig origins revealed through genomic analyses Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54 2010, p. 680-6.
Malhi, R.S, K.B. Schroeder, and B.M. Kemp Uses and limitations of genetic data relating to Athapskan migrations: a reply to Seymour American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140 2009, p. 203-4.
Schroeder, K.B, M. Jakobsson, M.H. Crawford, T.G. Schurr, S.M. Boca, D.F. Conrad, R.Y. Tito, L.P. Osipova, L.A. Taraskaia, S.I. Zhadanov, J.D. Wall, J.K. Pritchard, R.S. Malhi, D.G. Smith, and N.A. Rosenberg Haplotypic background of a private allele at high frequency in the Americas Molecular Biology and Evolution 26 2009, p. 995-1016.
Luetkemeier, E.S, R.S. Malhi, J.E. Beever, and L.B. Schook Diversification of porcine MHC class II genes: evidence for selective advantage Immunogenetics 61 2009, p. 119-29.
Malhi, R.S, and A.J. Schilling Discovering your Native American heritage using genetic ancestry testing New Mexico Genealogist December 2005.
Kemp, B.M, A. Gonzalez-Oliver, R.S. Malhi, C. Monroe, K.B. Schroeder, J. McDonough, G. Rhett, A. Resendez, R.I. Pealoza-Espinosa, L. Buentello-Malo, C. Gorodesky, and D.G. Smith Evaluating the Farming/Language Dispersal Hypothesis with genetic variation exhibited by populations in the Southwest and Mesoamerica PNAS 107 2010, p. 6759-64.
Trask, J.A, R.S. Malhi, S. Kanthaswamy, J. Johnson, W.T. Garnica, V.S. Malladi, and D.G. Smith The effect of SNP discovery method and sample size on estimation of population genetic data for Chinese and Indian rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) Primates 2011.
Trask, J.S, W.T. Garnica, S. Kanthaswamy, R.S. Malhi, and D.G. Smith 4040 SNPs for genomic analysis in the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) Genomics 2011.

Book Contributions

Smith, D.G, B.K. Rolfs, F.A. Kaestle, R.S. Malhi, and G.H. Doran Serum albumin phenotypes and a preliminary study of the mtDNA haplogroups of the prehistoric population of Windover Multidisciplinary Investigations at Windover edited by G.H. Doran. Serum albumin phenotypes and a preliminary study of the mtDNA haplogroups of the prehistoric population of Windover Edited by G.H. Doran, University of Florida Press 2002.
Smith, D.G, R.S. Malhi, J.A. Eshleman, and F.A. Kaestle Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups of Paleoamericans in North America Beyond Clovis: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going edited by R. Bonnichsen, edited by R. Gruhn, edited by D.G. Steele, edited by D. Stanford, edited by B. Lepper, edited by C.N. Warren. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups of Paleoamericans in North America Edited by R. Bonnichsen, Edited by R. Gruhn, Edited by D.G. Steele, Edited by D. Stanford, Edited by B. Lepper, Edited by C.N. Warren, College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 2002.
Smith, D.G, R.S. Malhi, J.A. Eshleman, F.A. Kaestle, and B.M. Kemp Paleoamerican Origins: Beyond Clovis Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups of Paleoamericans in North America Paleoamerican Origins: Beyond Clovis Texas A&M University Press 2005.
Kemp, B.M, A. Resendez, J.A.R. Berrelleza, R.S. Malhi, and D.G. Smith Biomolecular Archaeology: Genetic Approaches to the Past An analysis of ancient Aztec mtDNA from Tlatelolco: Pre-Columbian relations and the spread of Uto-Aztecan Biomolecular Archaeology: Genetic Approaches to the Past Carbondale University Press 2005.
Malhi, R.S, M. Van Tuinen, J. Mountain, and L. Hadley Catalhoyuk Research Project 4, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Pilot project: Catalhoyuk ancient DNA project Catalhoyuk Research Project 4, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research British Institute at Ankara Monograph 38 2005.

Reviews

Malhi, R.S The First Americans Race, Evolution, and the Origins of Native Americans American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135 2007, p. 492-493.