The research conducted by members of the Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology at Penn (LMAP), its collaborators, and affiliated researchers has been supported by a number of funding agencies and organizations since 2001. This support has been crucial for the fieldwork and laboratory research conducted as part of the projects described in this website. It has also sustained the research efforts of undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows over the past two decades. The extramural and intramural sources of funding for the LMAP are listed in the section below. Information about how you can support ongoing research in the LMAP is also provided there.

LMAP Team June 2012

Photo taken at the LOVE sculpture in the Penn quadrangle. Lab members from left-to-right: Top: Haleigh Zillges, Jill Gaieski, Akshay Walia; Middle: Amanda Owings, Ryan Zahalka, Meagan Rubel; Bottom: T.G. Schurr, Rosa Zedek, Miguel Vilar.

Extramural Support:

  • Fight for Sight
  • IBM
  • The International Society for Infectious Diseases
  • Leakey Foundation
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institute of Child Health and Development
  • National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • National Science Foundation
  • Waitt Foundation
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
  • CONACYT (Mexico)
  • CONICET (Argentina)
  • Higher Education Commission (Pakistan)
  • IREX (Russia)
  • Russian Basic Fund for Research
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada)
  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

​Other Extramural Support:

  • CINVESTAV-IPM (Mexico)
  • The City of Charleston
  • Department of Forensic Medicine (Turkey)
  • Ankara University Medical School (Turkey)
  • Gullah Society, Charleston, SC
  • Institute for Scholarship and Learning at the University of Notre Dame
  • Sv. Fyodorov State Institution (Russia)
  • Kharkiv Medical Genetics Center (Ukraine)
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Tbilisi State Medical School (Georgia)
  • Vanderbilt University

Intramural Support (Penn):

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Global Health Initiative Fund
  • University Research Foundation
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

How You Can Help:

Our research in the Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology is made possible in part by the generous donations received by our friends in the community. If you are interested in supporting our innovative research, then please contact one of the following persons:

Theodore G. Schurr, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6398
Tel: (215) 573-7632

Cher Bryant
Manager, Administration & Finance
Fisher Bennett Business Office
3340 Walnut Street, Room 121
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: (215) 746-6795

Laura Weber
Office of Advancement
University of Pennsylvania
3600 Market St., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3284
Tel: (215) 898-9077