Sudipta Ghosh to Discuss “Living High": The Science of Adaption to High Altitudes in Populations from Peru and Northeast India
On Tuesday, February 21st, the South Asia
Center is pleased to host Sudipta Ghosh to discuss “Living High": The
Science of Adaption to High Altitudes in Populations from Peru and Northeast
India. Sudipta Ghosh is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at North-Eastern
Hill University. The lecture will take place in 341 Eggers Hall at 12:30PM.
altitude natives show unique features (like large lungs) that may indicate
adaptation to high altitude. One feature/trait that has received attention is
the regulatory molecule nitric oxide (NO) which affects physiological processes
related to oxygen transport. At least one previous study suggests that highland
native groups in Tibet and Bolivia have a relatively high concentration of
exhaled NO, perhaps reflective of a genetic or developmental adaptive response.
This talk will focus on measurements of exhaled NO that were made on a sample
of nearly n=700 highland native participants in their home environments,
including Peruvian Quechua from the Andes and Tibetan Monpa from the Himalayan
region in the North-East of India.