High Altitude Adaptation

ETbnf2Tuesday 10/27/09

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Castetter Hall, Room 258

Title: Climate and Evolution of Human Adaptation to Hypoxia

 Otto Appenzeller MD

New Mexico Health Enhancement and Marathon Clinics Research Foundation

Dr. Appenzeller has done research on the physiology of  altitude adaptation among the Ethiopian highlanders. This population is one of the most interesting of high altitude human groups. They have unique alterations of their physiology that allow them to live at very high altitude – 10,000 – 11,000 feet of elevation – without any apparent hypoxia or ill effects.

This is a unique opportunity to hear about the research on this high altitude population as it relates to human evolution!

Joe Alcock MD

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Visitors may find this map useful – Castetter is #21:biomap

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