Advances in Anthropology & Primate Research


Dr. Hugo Gabriel Nami

Archaeologist, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Specialized In
Hunter-gatherer archaeology, Peopling of the New World, Experimental archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Epistemology, and Paleomagnetism.

Dr. H. G. Nami is senior research at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also associated researcher at the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Wa. D.C. He is a former research fellow of Center for the Study of the Early Man (Orono, Maine), National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution, Wa. D.C.), Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University, Wa. D.C.), and other institutions. He was granted by CONICET, Fulbright Commission, National Geographic Society, Wenner-Gren for Anthropological research, among others.
Research interests include: hunter-gatherer archaeology, peopling of the New World, Experimental archaeology, archaeological theory, epistemology, and paleomagnetism.

Dr. George K. Paraskevas

Department of Anatomy,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Greece.

Specialized In
Surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract, Congenital anomalies of bones and muscles, Entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, Variational anatomy of vascular system, Trauma and surgery, History of Anatomy, Anatomical nomenclature, Anthropometric studies

Dr George K. Paraskevas born in Greece and works as Associate Professor of Anatomy at Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Medical degree from Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, attained the Ph.D. degree in 2000 (degree: excellent) and gained full qualification as specialist in orthopaedic surgery in 2005. In 2005 was appointed as Postdoctoral Lecturer at Department of Anatomy, AUTh and in 2010 served as Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy in Medical School of AUTh and since 2014 serves as Associate Professor. He has also served in the past as a Visiting Professor of Anatomy at Pharmacy School (AUTh), at School of Sports Science (AUTh), at School of Arts (AUTh). His research and scientific fields of interest include congenital anomalies of bones and muscles, trauma and surgery, entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, variational anatomy of vascular system, history of Anatomy, anatomical nomenclature, anthropometric studies and surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract. Dr G Paraskevas is a member of the Editorial Board of 141 international medical journals and supervisor and member of the advisory board of 15 dissertations (Ph.D Thesis). He published over 160 papers in international medical journals indexed in PubMed and is author of several textbooks of anatomy.

Dr. Michael Cheng-tek Tai

Chair Professor of Medical Humanities/Bioethics, Chungshan Medical University, Taichung - Taiwan

Specialized In
Medical ethics, Research ethics, Death and dying, Medical humanities, Medical sociology, Cultural Anthropology.

Michael Cheng-tek Tai is a chair professor of bioethics and medical humanities of the Institute of Medicine, Chungshan Medical Univeristy, Taichung, Taiwan. Dr.Tai earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Ethics from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and had taught at Concordia University, Montreal, King College, Bristol, Tennessee and University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada before his return to Taiwan in 1997. Since then he had served the dean of the College of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences and the chairman of the department of Social Medicine of the Chungshan Medical University. He was the president of International Society for Clinical Bioethics from 2006-2010 and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Ethics ( England), European Journal of Bioethics (Croatia), , Medicine and Philosophy ( China), Medical Education, Tzuchi Journal of Medicine ( Taiwan) and the chief editor of Formosan Journal of Medical Humanities. He is a member of Medical Research Ethics Committee of Academia Sinica, IRB member of the National Chengchi University , Taipei, IRB member of Chungshan Medical University, Taichung and convener of the subcommittee on Education and International Relation of the Ethics Governance Committee of Taiwan National Biobank. He also sits on Medical Affairs Committee. Medical Ethics Committee and Biobank Research Committee of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfares, Taiwan. He has published more than ten books including The Way of Asian Bioethics ( in English), A Medical Ethics of Life and Death, The Foundation and Practice of Research Ethics, The Medical Humanities in the New Era… etc and numerous scholarly papers around the world.

Dr. Brian P. Mangum

Academic Director and Professor of Medicine, University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine AHEC DDFT, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Specialized In
Medical anthropology of socioeconomic status and risk as it relates to the construction of disease patterns in developing settings, Development and delivery of emergency medical and primary care systems in resource limited environments.

Dr Brian P. Mangum holds a medical degree, doctorate in public health epidemiology, and a masters degree in medical anthropology. He has a keen interest in all aspects of both family medicine and emergency medicine as related to clinical practice and medical education, especially in resource-limited environments.
He has a particular interest in behavioral science and medical psychology; the prevention, control and treatment of non-communicable disease, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes; and infectious diseases, including tropical diseases such as leptospirosis, dengue, and malaria. Dr Mangum has worked in global health both in practice and academia for over fifteen years, primarily in rural and remote developing settings, including formerly serving as the Associate Dean of Medicine at Xavier University School of Medicine, and currently holds the following appointments: Professor of Medicine, University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine AHEC DDFT, Professor of Medical Epidemiology and Public Health, College of Micronesia FSM, Associate Professor of Medical Epidemiology and Emergency Health Management, Fiji National University. He Worked as Chair and Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, St Lucia. Consultant Medical Epidemiologist to a wide-range of organizations, including WHO, US CDC, PIHOA, the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health, and others.

Dr. Ajeet Jaiswal

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry-India.

Specialized In
Forensic Anthropology , Human Population Genetics, Population and Demographic Anthropology, Epidemiological Studies, Nutritional Anthropology, Physiological Anthropology , Tribal Ethnography , Socio-Cultural Anthropology.

Dr. AJEET JAISWAL, Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University (Ph. D., Delhi University, India, 2009). Qualified National Eligibility Test, Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship conducted by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi. Published 7 Books, Published more than 50 research papers and articles in International and National reputed, referred and peer reviewed research journals, books and Magazines. Prepared the Financial and Physical performance annual progress report (2008-09), Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India. Attended more than 50 International and National Seminars, Workshops, Lectures, Exhibition, Orientation Courses, Refresher Courses and Summer Courses.
Written 39 Modules/ Chapters on Biological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Ecological Anthropology and physiological Anthropology etc , under e-PG Pathsala Project (A Gateway to all post Graduate Courses under National Mission on Education through Information and Communication and Technology (NMEICT)- Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. Written 2 units for paper Biological Anthropology and Socio cultural Anthropology for IGNOU, New Delhi. Member of Editorial Board, Referee and Reviewers Member of 29 International and National reputed, referred and peer reviewed research journals. Selected for the Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award and Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award, 2015 by “Global Economic Progress and Research Association” (GEPRA), Tamil Nadu.

Pavel Timonov

Deptartment of Forensic Merdicine and Deontology, Medical University-Plovdiv,Bulgaria.

Specialized In
Forensic pathology, Forensic anthropology, age and sex estimation, sexual dimorphism, trace evidence, death at car accident, YKL-40 tissue expression, brain injury, brain tumors.

Pavel Timonov, MD, PhD is Associate professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Deontology, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is an author of more than 40 publications in national and international journals and 50 presentations in scientific conferences concerning forensic anthropology, YKL-40 tissue expression, facial assessment. Currently working on the following research projects: “Cephalometric examination and 3D virtual modelling of the face aiming at construction and visualization of 3D facial statistics and creating cephalofacial database” and “Study on a new prognostic biomarker in severe brain injuries” funded by the National Science Fund of the Ministry of Education, Bulgaria. Memberships: IALM (International Academy of Legal Medicine), FASE (Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe ), Bulgarian Anthropological Society.

Dr. Ruliang Pan

University of Western Australia (UWA) Antomy, physiology and human biology
Perth - Australia

Specialized In
Conservation and environmental protection; Functional Anatomy, Evolution and phylogeny of Asian primates. Conservation Biology, Zoology, Primatology and Human Biology

Dr.Ruliang Pan currently works at the Antomy, physiology and human biology, University of Western Australia. Ruliang does research in Zoology, Paleobiology and Evolutionary Biology. Received 15 grants as Chief Investigator, 2 as International Coordinator and 17 grants as Co-Investigator. Ruliang an author of more than 90 publications in national and international journals and 7 book chapters.He has membership with Statistical Society of Australian Inc, International Primatological Society, New York Academy of Science,American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mammalogical Society of China, Chinese Zoological Society and Human Biology Australia.

Dr. Alexander Akulov

PhD in history (Japanese history)
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Specialized In
Keftiw/Minoan language, external links of Minoan language, Anatolian roots of Minoan culture, Ethnosemiotics, Comparative linguistics, Ainu-Minoan stock, Ainu language and culture

Dr.Alexander Akulov currently has done his PhD in history(Japanese history) in 2009. He has completed Elaboration of introductory course of Kamchatka Ainu dialect (with financial support of Endangered Language Fund) during 2016-2017. Alexander does research in Cultural Anthropology, Sociolinguistics,Typology,Comparative Religion and Comparative Linguistics. Fieldwork among Ainu in the island of Hokkaido: estimation actual number of Ainu language speaker in 2006 and fieldwork among Basque people in the province of Gipuzkoa in 2005. Has done archaeological survey in the island of Urup (Kuril islands) 2001. Alexander as an author of more than 30 publications in national and international journals and 2 books.

His research interest in Keftiw/Minoan language; external links of Minoan language; Anatolian roots of Minoan culture;Ethnosemiotics: comparative religion; methodology of ethnosemiotics; connection between linguistics and cultural anthropology (applying linguistics methods in the field of cultural anthropology); elaboration of math methods for ethnosemiotics;Comparative linguistics: typological methods in comparative linguistics; precise methodology in comparative linguistics; elaboration of linguistic terminology; methodology of verification (experiment) in the field of linguistics;Ainu-Minoan stock; Austric stock; Altaic hypothetical stock; potential genetic affiliation of Sumerian; potential genetic affiliation of Basque; Papuan languages and so on; Ainu language and culture: Ainu language revitalization; early history of Japan; Jomon culture; Yayoi culture; Ainu and Jomon relationship; ancient history of Ainu people; Ainu origin; Ainu role in Japanese ethnogenesis and in Japanese history.
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