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					                                 SAMARA RUBINSTEIN
                                  CURRICULUM VITAE
                      Department of Anthropology, Temple University
            1115 West Berks Mall, 2nd Floor Gladfelter Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122
                         Mobile: 215-519-8647 Fax: 215-204-1410
                                E-mail: samara@temple.edu

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Department of Anthropology                              Degree Expected August 2006
        Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
M.A., Department of Anthropology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA                 2005
B.A., Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA                  1998

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Introduction to Physical Anthropology                                                Fall 2004
        Adjunct Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Temple University
Origins of Cultural Diversity                Spring 2003, Spring 2004 (two sections each term)
        Adjunct Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Temple University
Introduction to Anthropology: A Four-Field Approach to Race and Racism          Summer 2002
        Adjunct Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Temple University
Introduction to Physical Anthropology                                             Spring 2002
        Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Temple University

MOLECULAR ANTHROPOLOGY
Research Assistant                                                       September 2005- present
Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, PA
         “Molecular Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer Prevalence and
         Progression in the Guarani Indians from the Province of Misiones, Argentina.”
         Principal Investigators: Dr. Theodore Schurr, Department of Anthropology, University of
         Pennsylvania, USA and Dr. Sergio A. Tonon, Laboratorio de Biologia Molecular
         Aplicada, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina.
Dissertation Research                                                                2003- present
Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, PA
         “Mitochondrial DNA Variation in Old Believer and Ethnic Russian Populations of
         Northern Siberia”
         Supervisor: Dr. Theodor Schurr, Department of Anthropology, University of
         Pennsylvania
         Academic Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Friedlaender, Department of Anthropology, Temple
         University, PA.
Pre-Dissertation Research, Baikal Archaeology Project                                        2003
Human Identification Laboratory for Archaeology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
         “Ancient DNA of Neolithic Cemetery Populations from Lake Baikal, Siberia”
         Supervisor: Dr. Fiona Bamforth, Laboratory of Medicine and Pathology, University of
         Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada.
Graduate Student Training                                                                    2003
Coriell Institute for Medical Research, NJ
         “Bioarchaeological Analysis of Pre-Civil War Burials from Downtown Philadelphia”
         Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Lorenz, Coriell Institute for Medical Research, NJ, USA

Laboratory Skills:
       Modern and ancient DNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis, SNP detection, RFLP
       analysis, ancestry informative alleles (AIMS), molecular sex determination, DNA
       sequencing, genetic epidemiology, ancient DNA methodologies
Analytical Skills:
       Sequencher 4.0, Network 4.111, Arlequin 2.000, Phyllip 3.65, SPSS, NCBI Blast.

PUBLICATIONS
Badano Ines, Rubinstein Samara, Schurr Theodore, Nardari Wanda, Zinovich Jorge Bruno,
   Galuppo Juan Antonio, Bos Paula, Gonzalez Joaquin, Picconi Maria Alejandra, Tonon
   Sergio Andres. (Submitted Abstract, in Spanish). El cáncer cervical se halla relacionado con
   la infección de cuello uterino por tipos específicos de Virus Papiloma Humano (HPV)
   denominados de “alto riesgo”. Latin American Congress of Genetics.
Rubinstein S, Mehta N, Zhadanov SI, Cocca MF, Osipova LP, Schurr TG (In Preparation)
   mtDNA variation in Old Believer and ethnic Russian populations of northern Siberia. Am. J.
   Phys. Anthropol. (In Preparation).
Rubinstein S, Mehta N, Zhadanov SI, Cocca MF, Osipova LP, Schurr TG (2006) mtDNA
   variation in Old Believer and ethnic Russian populations of northern Siberia. Am. J. Phys.
   Anthropol Suppl.
Rubinstein S, Mehta N, Zhadanov SI, Cocca MF, Osipova LP, Schurr TG (2005) mtDNA
   variation in Old Believer and ethnic Russian populations of northern Siberia. American
   Anthropology Association Abstracts.
Rubinstein S, Mehta N, Zhadanov SI, Cocca MF, Osipova LP, Schurr TG (2004) mtDNA
   variation in Old Believer and ethnic Russian populations of northern Siberia. Am. J. Phys.
   Anthropol. Suppl. 123(38):170-71.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“mtDNA Variation in Old Believer and Ethnic Russian Populations of Northern Siberia.”
   American Association of Physical Anthropologists Meetings, Anchorage, AK March 2006.
“mtDNA Variation in Old Believer and Ethnic Russian Populations of Northern Siberia.”
   American Anthropological Association Meetings, Washington D.C. December 2005.
“mtDNA Variation in Old Believer and Ethnic Russian Populations of Northern Siberia.”
   American Association of Physical Anthropologists Meetings, Tampa, Fla. April 2004

AWARDS
Graduate Research Fellowship, Dept. of Anthropology, Temple University (Fall 2005)
Teaching Fellowships, Dept. of Anthropology, Temple University (Spring 2003, Spring 2004)
Temple University Dean’s Graduate Student Travel Grant (April 2004, March 2006)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Association of Physical Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association,
Baikal Archaeology Project

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK
China Field School, The Archaeology and Paleoanthropology of China. (Summer 2001)
   Director Dr, Allison Brooks, The George Washington University, Washington DC.
Archaeological excavation of Neolithic site Kfar HaHoresh, Israel. (Summer 2000)
   Director Dr. Nigel Goring-Morris, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

NON-ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
Curatorial Assistant, Museum for African Art, New York, NY                      1998-2001
REFERENCES

Dr. Theodore G. Schurr
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Consulting Curator, Physical Anthropology and American Sections
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
325 University Museum, 3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19104-6398 USA
Tel#: 215-573-7632
Fax#: 215-898-7462
Email: tgschurr@sas.upenn.edu
Web: www.sas.upenn.edu/~tgchurr/home.html

Dr. Jonathan Friedlaender
Professor Emeritus, Temple University
7 North Columbus Blvd, Unit 118
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel#: 215-351-4567
Email: jfriedla@temple.edu

Dr. L. Christie Rockwell
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Temple University
1115 W. Berks St., Gladfelter Hall Rm. 215
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel#: 215-204-8738
Lab#: 215-204-3464
Fax#: 215-204-1410
Email: lrockwel@temple.edu

				
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