About

Courtney Hofman

I am an assistant professor and co-director at the University of Oklahoma's Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research. My current research focuses on human-environment interactions on two very different scales, 1. human-wildlife and 2. human-microbe. First, I investigate human-wildlife interactions and their influence on changing environments over the past several millennia to inform conservation decisions. Second, I have ongoing projects to explore how significant cultural changes (ie agriculture, industrialization, etc.) impact the human microbiome. If you are a prospective student interested in either area, please contact me!






Research Interests:

Ancient DNA, microbiomes, historical ecology,coastal, archaeology, genomics, translocations, zooarchaeology, conservation genetics, high-throughput DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, human-environment interactions, archaeogenomics, domestication, and science education.

Affiliations:

Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research

Department of Anthropology

Assistant Professor

Program in Human Ecology and Archaeobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Research Affiliate

Education:

University of Maryland

PhD in Anthropology, 2015

University of Maryland

Masters in Applied Anthropology, 2011

University of Notre Dame

Biology, B.S., 2009

University of Notre Dame

Honors Anthropology, B.A. 2009