Curriculum Vitae

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Positions

  • NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bidlack Lab, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge MA 02142 (2017–present)
  • Research Associate, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University (2017–present)

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

  • 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.
  • Green DR, Hardt M, Schulte F, Lee K-H, Pugach MK, Bidlack FB. Integrating microsampling and proteomics to map matrix protein posttranslational modifications during tooth enamel mineralization. In preparation.
  • 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, 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, 45+ 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).