Howard Lanus

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402
Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Student Information

Graduate Student
Anthropology
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography

Born and raised in Arizona, I began attending Arizona State University in 2008 to work on a dual Bachelor's. I graduated in 2013 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor's of Sciences in Biology and Society. I also attended Mesa Community College for supplementary classes in computer programming, Japanese language studies, and archaeological fieldwork, the last of which included excavation work at Mesa Grande. From 2015-2017 I attended Arizona State University to obtain a Master's of Science in Biomedical Informatics to increase my computer skills while remaining in my field of interest. In Fall of 2019, I entered the Evolutionary Anthropology PhD program at Arizona State University to study human evolution and adaptation, and the relationship between our genetics and the biological features that make us unique among primates, and the sole survivors of our genus, Homo.

Education

Dual Bachelor's at ASU, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and Bachelor of Sciences in Biology and Society in 2013.

Master's of Science in Biomedical Informatics in 2017.

Ongoing PhD student in Evolutionary Anthropology.

Research Interests

Human Evolution and Adaptation.

Genetics of Complex Traits and Diseases.

Honors/Awards

Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2013.

Service

Volunteer at the AZ Museum of Natural History manning a table detailing human evolution.

Expertise Areas