Professors Lyle Konigsberg and Ripan S Malhi of Anthropology to be elected AAAS Fellows


Join us in congratulating Professors Lyle Konigsberg and Ripan S Malhi for being elected among the 2021 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professor Konigsberg specializes in developing and improving methods, standards and tools for assessing age, sex and other characteristics from present-day and prehistoric human skeletal and dental remains for application in forensic and archaeological contexts.

Professor Malhi's research involves partnering with North American Indigenous communities on studies that analyze genomic variation to infer their evolutionary histories, including the effects of European colonization. He leads the Malhi Molecular Anthropology lab, and has campus affiliations in the U. of I. School of Integrative BiologyAmerican Indian Studies and in the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

Professros Konigsberg and Malhi join a selective group of 14 scholars from the University of Illinois to be elected in this prestigious fellowship!