Curriculum Vitae

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Appointments

  • Lecturer and Associate Concentration Advisor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 (2019–present)
  • Research Affiliate, Turkana Basin Institute and National Museums of Kenya, Kenya (2019–present)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein T90 NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mineralized Tissue Biology, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge MA 02142 (2017–2019)
  • Research Associate, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University (2017–2019)

Education

  • Ph.D. 2017, Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. “Reconstructing oxygen isotope seasonality in large herbivores through mineralization modeling, experimentation and optimization.”
  • M.A. 2012, Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
  • B.S. 2008, triple major in Anthropology–Zoology, History, French and Francophone Studies, Minor in Biology, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Publications

  • Green DR, Hardt M, Schulte F, Lee K-H, Pugach MK, Bidlack FB (2019) Integrating microsampling and proteomics to map matrix protein posttranslational modifications during tooth enamel mineralization. Frontiers in Physiology, 10:925. Access.
  • Goodson JM, Hardt M, Hartman M-L, Alqaderi H, Green DR, Tavares M, Mutawa A-L, Ariga J, Soparkar P, Behbehani J, Behbehani K (2019) Salivary N1-Methyl-2-pyridone-5-carboxamide, a biomarker for uranium uptake, in Kuwaiti children exhibiting exceptional weight gain. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 10:280. Access.
  • Smith TM,* Austin C*, Green DR*, Joannes-Boyau R*, Bailey S, Dumitriu D, Fallon S, Grün R, James HF, Moncel M-H, Williams IS, Wood R, Arora M (2018) Wintertime stress, nursing, and lead exposure in Neanderthal children. Science Advances 4: eaau9483 *These authors contributed equally to this work. Access.
  • Green DR, Smith TM, Green GM, Bidlack FB, Tafforeau P, Colman AS (2018) Quantitative reconstruction of seasonality from stable isotopes in teeth. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 235:483–504. Access.
  • Green DR, Olack G, Colman AS (2018) Determinants of blood water δ18O variation in a population of experimental sheep: implications for paleoclimate reconstruction. Chemical Geology 485:32-43. Access.
  • Green DR, Green GM, Bidlack FB, Colman AS, Tafforeau P, Smith TM (2017) Synchrotron imaging and Markov Chain Monte Carlo reveal tooth mineralization patterns, PLoS ONE 12(10): e0186391. Access.
  • Cho S, Huang ZY, Green DR, Smith DR, Zhang J (2006) Balancing selection generates trans-species polymorphisms at the complementary sex-determination locus of honey bees. Genome Research 16:1366-1375. Access.

Posters and Presentations

  • Green DR, Cote S, Williams IS, Smith TM (in press) High resolution paleoenvironmental records from East African fossil apes. To be presented at the 20th International Union for Quaternary Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland, July 25-31, 2019.
  • Smith TM, Green DR, Williams IS (in press) Weekly oxygen isotope measurements in teeth reveal environmental variation. To be presented at the 20th International Union for Quaternary Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland, July 25-31, 2019.
  • Pugach MK, Jang JY, Green DR, Depalle B, Bidlack FB (in press) Investigating potential roles of ameloblastin and enamelin in enamel development. To be presented at the 13th International Conferences on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues, Montebello, Quebec, October 20-25, 2019.
  • Smith TM, Austin C, Green DR, Joannes-Boyau R, Bailey S, Dumitriu D, Fallon S, Grün R, James HF, Moncel M-H, Williams IS, Wood R, Arora M (2019) Tales teeth tell: wintertime stress, nursing, and lead exposure in Neanderthal children. 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Cleveland, OH, March 27-30, 2019.
  • Green DR, Hardt M, Schulte F, Lee K-H, Pugach MK, Bidlack FB (2018) Mapping amelogenesis proteins in an expanded enamel proteome. Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH (poster).
  • Green DR, Colman AS (2017) How tooth isotope sample number and location affect seasonality reconstruction. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting, Calgary (presentation).
  • Green DR, Colman AS, Green GM, Tafforeau P, Bidlack F, Smith TM (2017) Seasonal climate reconstruction from seasonality in teeth. National Cabinet of Archaeology, Havana (presentation)
  • Green DR, Colman AS, Green GM, Tafforeau P, Bidlack F, Smith TM (2017) New Tooth Growth Model for Studying Old Climates. Goldschmidt annual meeting, Paris (presentation).
  • Green DR, Colman AS (2017) Phosphate-water δ18O offset revision improves paleoclimatic reconstructions. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, New Orleans (poster).
  • Green DR, Colman AS, Green GM, Tafforeau P, Bidlack F, Smith TM (2016) Reconstructing past seasonality from herbivore teeth. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Atlanta, GA (poster).
  • Green DR, Colman AS, Green GM, Tafforeau P, Bidlack F, Smith TM (2015) Seasonal climate reconstruction with isotopes and synchrotron X-rays. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Paleoecology Symposium. Cleveland, OH (poster).
  • Green DR, Green GM, Colman AS, Tafforeau P, Smith TM (2015) Synchrotron x-ray imaging and MCMC support seasonal climate reconstruction. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, St. Louis, MO (poster).
  • Green DR, Green GM, Tafforeau P, Weaver J, Colman AS, Smith TM (2014) Synchrotron imaging helps reconstruct mineralization patterns, and ancient climate. Gordon Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH (poster).
  • Green DR, Green GM, Smith TM, Tafforeau P (2013) Microtomographic assessment of mineralization patterns to inform isotope paleoenvironmental reconstruction. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Knoxville, TN (poster).
  • Green DR, Weaver J, Smith TM (2012) Quantitative Density with micro-Computed tomography: mapping mineralization. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology: Division of Vertebrate Morphology annual meeting. Amherst, MA (presentation).
  • Green DR, Braun J, Morgan M, Pilbeam D, Tuross N, Smith TM (2010) Integrating carbon and oxygen isotope signals: seasonality in the Siwaliks, Pakistan. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology: Division of Vertebrate Morphology annual meeting. Cambridge, MA (presentation).

Funding

  • T90 Forsyth Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, National Institute of Health, $144,000 (2018–present).
  • “Inferring toxin exposure timing and magnitude from deciduous teeth.” Forsyth Institute Pilot Grant, $7,830 (2017).
  • “Plio-Pleistocene Seasonal Precipitation through isotopes in Bovid molars, West Turkana.” Leakey Foundation General Grant, $12,000 (2014).
  • “Experimental Reconstruction of Seasonal Rainfall for Paleoclimate Research.” Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Grant, $18,810 (2014).
  • “Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Experimental Determination of Tooth Mineralization Patterns in Ungulates for Application to Paleoseasonality Reconstruction.” National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant #1247426, $19,855 (2012).
  • “Determination of Enamel Mineralization Pattern by Scans of Successive Developmental Stages With Application for Study of Paleoecology.” European Synchrotron Radiation Facility project award EC1018, est. value $10,000/day for 3 days (2012).
  • “Plio-Pleistocene Seasonal Precipitation through isotopes in Bovid molars, West Turkana.” Harvard University Committee on African Studies Summer Research Grant, $5,000 (2012).
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, $90,000 (2011-2014).

Teaching

  • Lecturer: Harvard Human Evolutionary Biology, Climate Change and Human Evolution (2018).
  • Teaching Assistant: Sophomore Concentration Tutorial, Human Evolutionary Biology (2017).
  • Teaching Assistant: Sophomore Concentration Tutorial, Human Evolutionary Biology (2015).
  • Teaching Assistant: Human Evolutionary Anatomy (2012).
  • Harvard Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2012).
  • Field school Teaching Assistant: Geology - Turkana Basin Institute (2011).
  • Field school Teaching Assistant: Ecology - Turkana Basin Institute (2011).
  • Field school Teaching Assistant: Paleontology - Turkana Basin Institute (2011).
  • Field school Teaching Assistant: Paleoanthropology - Turkana Basin Institute (2011).
  • Field school Teaching Assistant: Archaeology - Turkana Basin Institute (2011).

Tutoring and volunteering

  • Harvard College Resident Tutor, specializing in Biology and Fellowships, Eliot House (2012-2016).
  • Wikipedia editor, 60+ articles created with more than 4 million pageviews (2011-present).
  • Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology Volunteer (2011-13).
  • Society of Biology Students Co-President, University of Michigan (2007-2008).