DENNIS H O'ROURKE

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

DENNIS H O'ROURKE portrait
  • Interim Chair Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Department, University of Utah
  • Co-Chair, Institutional Review Board, Vp For Research, University of Utah
  • Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Utah

Research

Research Keywords

  • North American Arctic, Interest Level: 2
  • Human Population and Genetics, Interest Level: 1
  • Ancient DNA analysis, Interest Level: 1

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Stable and radio-isotope chemistry of the Nuvuk mortuary assemblage, Point Barrow, AK. PI: Joan B. Coltrain. Co-PI(s): Dennis H. O'Rourke. National Science Foundation, 09/15/2009 - present. Total project budget to date: $134,247.00

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • I supervise a dedicated ancient DNA laboratory. It is a fully equipped molecular genetics lab, with HEPA filtered, positively pressured airflow and built-in UV lights. We work with standard molecular genetics equipment including sterile PCR workstations, thermal cyclers, electrophoretic gel rigs, incubators, centrifuges, ultra-pure water filtration system, etc.