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Dr. Anthony Tosi

Assistant Professor


Primate Evolution:  Research interests include phylogenetics, biogeography, hybrid zones & introgression, speciation, behavioral genetics, sex chromosomal genetics, mating systems, male-male contests, anthropoids (esp. Old World Monkeys).

Molecular Forensics:  Research interests include low-template DNA (“touch DNA”), mixture deconvolution, development of forensic SNP analyses, hair & eye color assays, forensic relationship testing, "missing persons".  Casework experience (2008-2014):  Criminalist, Level III (Low-Template DNA Group), Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

2012 Hart JA, Detwiler KM, Gilbert CC, Burrell AS, Fuller JL, Emetshu M, Hart TB, Vosper A, Sargis EJ, & Tosi AJ. Lesula: A new species of Cercopithecus monkey endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo and implications for conservation of Congo’s Central Basin. PLoS ONE. 7(9): e44271. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044271.

2009 Burrell AS, Jolly CJ, Tosi AJ, & Disotell TR Mitochondrial evidence for the hybrid origin of the kipunji, Rungwecebus kipunji (Primates: Papionini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 51(2):340-348.

2009 Kamilar JM, Martin SK, & Tosi AJ Combining biogeographic and phylogenetic data to examine primate speciation: an example using cercopithecin monkeys. Biotropica. 41(4):514-519.

2008 Tosi AJ Forest monkeys and Pleistocene refugia: a phylogeographic window onto the disjunct
distribution of the Chlorocebus lhoesti species group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 154(2):408-418.

2008 Ting N, Tosi AJ, Li Y, Zhang YP, & Disotell TR Phylogenetic incongruence between nuclear and mitochondrial markers in the Asian colobines and the evolution of the langurs and leaf monkeys. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 46(2):466-474.

2007 Tosi AJ & Coke CS Comparative phylogenetics offer new insights into the biogeographic history of M. fascicularis and the origin of the Mauritian macaques. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42(2):498-504.

2007 Xing J, Wang H, Zhang Y, Ray DA, Tosi AJ, Disotell TR, & Batzer MA A mobile element-based evolutionary history of guenons (tribe Cercopithecini). BMC Biology 5:5.

2006 Tosi AJ, Detwiler KM, & Clifford SL X-chromosomal synapomorphies provide a non-invasive test for introgression among Cercopithecus monkeys. Conservation Genetics. 7:803-805.

2005 Tosi AJ, Detwiler KM, & Disotell TR X-chromosomal window onto the evolutionary history of the guenons (Primates: Cercopithecini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 36(1):58-66.

2005 Tosi AJ, Detwiler KM, & Disotell TR Y-chromosomal markers suitable for non-invasive studies of guenon hybridization. International Journal of Primatology. 26(3):683-694.

2004 Tosi AJ, Melnick DJ, & Disotell TR Sex chromosome phylogenetics indicate a single transition to terrestriality in the guenons (tribe Cercopithecini). Journal of Human Evolution. 46(2):223-237.

2003 Tosi AJ, Morales JC, & Melnick DJ Paternal, maternal, and biparental molecular markers provide unique windows onto the evolutionary history of macaque monkeys. Evolution. 57(6):1419-1435.

2003 Tosi AJ, Disotell TR, Morales JC, & Melnick DJ Cercopithecine Y-chromosome data provide a test of competing morphological evolutionary hypotheses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 27(3):510-521.

2002 Tosi AJ, Buzzard PJ, Morales JC, & Melnick DJ Y-chromosomal window onto the history of terrestrial adaptation in the Cercopithecini. In “The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys”. Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers. Pp. 15-26.

2002 Tosi AJ, Buzzard PJ, Morales JC, & Melnick DJ Y-chromosome data and tribal affiliations of Allenopithecus and Miopithecus. International Journal of Primatology. 23:1287-1299.

2002 Tosi AJ, Morales JC, & Melnick DJ Y-chromosome and mitochondrial markers in Macaca fascicularis indicate introgression with Indochinese M. mulatta, and a biogeographic barrier in the Isthmus of Kra. International Journal of Primatology. 23:161-178.

2000 Tosi AJ, Morales JC, & Melnick DJ Comparison of Y-chromosome and mtDNA phylogenies leads to unique inferences of macaque evolutionary history. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 17(2):133- 144.

Dr. Anthony Tosi
Department of Anthropology

238 Lowry Hall

Office phone: 330-672-5121

Phone: 330-672-5121
Spring 2015
  • ANTH 18630 - 003 Human Evolution
  • ANTH 38096 - 008 Ind Invest - Anthropology
  • ANTH 68096 - 005 Individual Investigation
  • ANTH 68199 - 008 Thesis I
  • ANTH 68299 - 008 Thesis Ii
  • ANTH 68630 - 001 Principles - Biol Anthro
Summer 2015
  • ANTH 68199 - 016 Thesis I
  • ANTH 68299 - 018 Thesis Ii
Fall 2015
  • ANTH 18630 - 005 Human Evolution
  • HONR 30096 - 008 Individual Honors Work
  • ANTH 38096 - 008 Ind Invest - Anthropology
  • ANTH 48095 - 002 St : Csi Kent : Forensic Genetics
  • ANTH 58095 - 002 St : Csi Kent : Forensic Genetics
  • ANTH 68096 - 007 Individual Investigation
  • ANTH 68199 - 009 Thesis I
  • ANTH 68299 - 009 Thesis Ii