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Christopher Clukay

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  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2020
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2015
  • B.A. Humanities, Chemistry, University of Central Florida, 2014


Biological Anthropology


Dr. Connie Mulligan

Research Interests

Genetics, Epigenetics, Stress, Impact of Culture on Biology

Selected Publications

Clukay, C., Dajani, R., Hadfield, K., Quinlan, J., Panter-Brick C., Mulligan, C. 2019 Association of MAOA genetic variants and resilience with perceived stress in Syrian refugee youth. PLOS ONE, Submitted.

Clukay, C., Hughes D., Rodney N., Kertes D., and Mulligan C. 2018 DNA methylation of methylation complex genes in relation to stress and genome-wide methylation in mother-newborn dyads. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 165, 173-182. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.2334

Montoya-Williams D., Quinlan J., Clukay C., Rodney N., Kertes D. and Mulligan C. 2017 Associations between Maternal Prenatal Stress, Methylation Changes in IGF-1 and IGF-2 and Birth Weight.Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, doi: 10.1017/s2040174417000800

Quinlan J., Pearson L., Clukay C., Mitchell M., Boston Q., Gravelee C., and Mulligan C. Genetic 2016 Loci and Novel Discrimination Measures Associated with Blood Pressure Variation in African Americans Living in Tallahassee.PLOS ONE 11, 12, e0167700. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167700


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
  • University of Florida Graduate Student Fellowship, 2015
This student has graduated from the program so the information on this page may not be current.