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
Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine