Allison E. Mann

Clemson University,

Biological Sciences,

111 Jordan Hall,

Clemson, SC 29634

I’m a biological anthropologist interested in how microbes can help us better understand human evolution, health, history, behavior, and diversity. My research is focused on the interaction between cross-kingdom microbes in diverse host species including humans, non-human primates, and insect disease vectors. I study both living and archaeological populations to better understand how host associated microbial communities have changed over time.

Bioinformatician and mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Currently a postdoc at Clemson University studying oral microbiota in children with HIV.

recent publications

  1. PNAS
    The evolution and changing ecology of the African hominid oral microbiome
    Fellows Yates, J.A., Velsko, I.M., Aron, F., Posth, C., Hofman, C.A., Austin, R.M., Parker, C.E., Mann, A.E., Nägele, K., Weedman Arthur, K., Arthur, J.W., Bauer, C.C., Crevecoeur, I., Cupillard, C., Curtis, M.C., Dalén, L., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Díez Fernández-Lomana, J.C., Drucker, D.G., Escribano Escrivá, E., Francken, M., Gibbon, V.E., Gonzalez Morales, M., Grande Mateu, A., Harvati, K., Henry, A.G., Humphrey, L., Menéndez, M., Mihailović, D., Peresani, M., Rodríguez Moroder, S., Roksandic, M., Rougier, H., Sázelová, S., Stock, J.T., L., Guy Straus, Svoboda, J., Teßmann, B., Walker, M.J., Power, R.C., Lewis, C.M., Sankaranarayanan, K., Guschanski, K., Wrangham, R., Dewhirst, F.E., Salazar-Garcia, D.C., Krause, J., Herbig, A., and Warinner, C.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2021
  2. Microorg.
    The adult phenylketonuria (PKU) gut microbiome
    Mancilla, V.J., Mann, A.E., Zhang, Y., and Allen, M.S.
    Microorganisms 2021
  3. Quat. Int.
    Do I have something in my teeth? The trouble with genetic analyses of diet from archaeological dental calculus
    Mann, A.E., Fellows Yates, J.A., Fagernäs, Z., Austin, R.M., Nelson, E.A., and Hofman, C.A.
    Quaternary International 2020