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Kathleen Paul is bioarchaeologist whose work focuses on the modern human dentition and what it can tell us about population histories and evolutionary processes. She uses quantitative genetic analyses to understand how genes, environment, development, and epigenetic factors contribute to the variation that we see in human tooth crowns at the population level. She is especially interested in deciduous (or "baby") teeth and their application to bioarchaeological and paleoanthropological research.
Instructor | School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (2018)
Postdoctoral Research Associate | School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (2018)
Teaching Assistant | School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University; Arizona University Biomedical Campus, Phoenix (2012-2017)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2015)
Ph.D. Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (December, 2017)
M.A. Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (May, 2012)
Hon.B.A. Anthropology and Spanish, New York University (May, 2009)
Dental Anthropology, Dental Morphology, Deciduous Teeth, Dental Phenomics, Bioarchaeology, Biodistance Analysis, Kinship, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Dental Modification, Dental Morphogenesis
2018 Stojanowski CM, Paul KS, Seidel AC, Duncan WN, Guatelli-Steinberg D. Heritability and genetic integration of anterior tooth crown variants in the South Carolina Gullah. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (In Early View) DOI 10.1002/ajpa.23612.
2018 Scott GR, Schmitz K, Heim KN, Paul KS, Schomberg R, Pilloud MA. Sinodonty and Sundadonty: issues of timing and migrations in the New World. Quaternary International 466:233-246.
2017 Stojanowski CM, Paul KS, Seidel AC, Duncan WN, Guatelli-Steinberg D. Heritability and genetic integration of tooth size in the South Carolina Gullah. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 164:505-521.
2017 Paul KS, Stojanowski CM. Comparative performance of deciduous and permanent dental morphology in detecting biological relatives. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 164:97-116.
2017 Paul KS, Astorino CM, Bailey SE. The Patterning Cascade Model and Carabelli’s trait expression in metameres of the mixed human dentition: exploring a morphogenetic model. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162:3-18.
2016 Evans AR, Daly ES, Catlett KK, Paul KS, King SJ, Skinner MM, Nesse HP, Hublin J-J, Townsend GC, Schwartz GT, Jernvall J. A simple rule governs the evolution and development of hominin tooth size. Nature 530:447-480.
2016 Johnson KM, Paul KS. Bioarchaeology and kinship: integrating theory, social relatedness, and biology in ancient family research. Journal of Archaeological Research 24:75-123.
2015 Paul KS, Stojanowski CM. Performance analysis of deciduous morphology for detecting biological siblings. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 157:615-629.
2015 Stojanowski CM, Johnson KM, Paul KS, Carver CL. Indicators of idiosyncratic behavior in the dentition. In: Irish JD, Scott GR, editors. A companion to dental anthropology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ. p 377-395.
2014 Bailey SE, Benazzi S, Souday C, Astorino C, Paul KS, Hublin J-J. Taxonomic differences in deciduous upper second molar crown outlines of Homo sapiens, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo erectus. Journal of Human Evolution 72:1-9.
2013 Paul KS, Stojanowski CM, Butler MM. Biological and spatial structure of an Early Classic cemetery at Charco Redondo, Oaxaca. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 152:217-229.
2017- Exploring the Bioarchaeological Relevance of Population-Specific Patterns of Heritability and Integration in the Human Dentition; NSF-BCS-1750089: PI Christopher Stojanowski, Co-PI Kathleen Paul
2017- Mycobacterial Diseases in Ancient Mexico
2014- Dental Anthropological Data Collection and Research
Fall 2018 Courses
ASB 222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes (Session A)
ASB 322 Peoples of Latin America (Session A)
EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
2017 National Science Foundation Award (NSF-BCS-1750089; PIs-Christopher Stojanowski, Kathleen Paul), Exploring the Bioarchaeological Relevance of Population-Specific Patterns of Heritability and Integration in the Human Dentition
2017 Australian Department of Education and Training Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Host Institution: University of Adelaide, South Australia)
2015 Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (Supervised by Dr. Christopher Stojanowski), Developing an Infrastructure for Biodistance Analysis Using Deciduous Dental Phenotypes
2015 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (NSF BCS-1540313; PIs-Christopher Stojanowski, Kathleen Paul), Deciduous Dental Phenotypes and Biodistance Analyses
2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Opportunities Worldwide Award, A Performance Analysis of Deciduous Dental Phenotypes in Reconstructing Genealogies
2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (No. 2011121784)
INTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
2016 Arizona State University Graduate Education Dissertation Fellowship
2015 Arizona State University Center for Bioarchaeological Research Award
2012 Graduate and Professional Student Association (ASU) Graduate Research Grant
2010 ASU Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship
AWARDS AND HONORS