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Dr. Mary Ann Raghanti

Associate Professor

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Raghanti, M.A., Spurlock, L.B., Treichler, F.R., Weigel, S.E.*, Stimmelmayr, G.R., Butti, C., Thewissen, J.G.M., Hof, P.R. (2014) An analysis of von Economo neurons in the cerebral cortex of cetaceans, artiodactyls, and perissodactyls. Brain Structure and Function doi:10.1007/s00429-014-0792-y.


Jacobs, B., Johnson, N., Wahl, D., Schall, M., Maseko, B.C., Lewandowski, A., Raghanti, M.A., Wicinski, B., Butti, C., Hopkins, W.D., Bertelsen, M.F., Walsh, T., Roberts, J.R., Reep, R.L.,  Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C., Manger, P.R. (2014) Comparative neuronal morphology of the cerebellar cortex in afrotherians, carnivores, cetartiodactyls, and primates. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy doi. 10.3389/fnana.2014.00024.


Duka, T, Anderson, S.M., Collins, Z., Raghanti, M.A., Ely, J.J., Hof, P.R., Wildman, D.E., Goodman, M., Grossman, L.I., Sherwood, C.C. (2014) Synaptosomal lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme composition is shifted toward aerobic forms in primate brain evolution. Brain, Behavior and Evolution doi:10.1159/000358581.


Less, E.H., Lukas, K.E., Bergl, R., Ball, R., Kuhar, C.W., Lavin, S.R., Raghanti, M.A., Wensvoort, J., Willis, M.A., Dennis, P.M. (2014) Implementing a low-starch biscuit-free diet in zoo gorillas: The impact on health. Zoo Biology 33, 74-80.


Less, E.H., Bergl, R., Ball, R., Dennis, P.M., Kuhar, C.W., Lavin, S.R., Raghanti, M.A., Wensvoort, J., Willis, M.A., Lukas, K.A. (2014) Implementing a low-starch biscuit-free diet in zoo gorillas: The impact on behavior. Zoo Biology 33, 63-73.


Raghanti, M.A., Edler, M.K.*, Meindl, R.S., Sudduth, J.*, Bohush, T.*, Erwin, J.M., Stimpson, C.D., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2014) Humans and great apes share increased neocortical neuropeptide Y innervation compared to other haplorhine primates. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00101.


Muntané, G., Horvath, J.E., Hof, P.R., Ely, J.J., Hopkins, W.D., Raghanti, M.A., Lewandowski, A.H., Wray, G.A., Sherwood, C.C. (2014) Analysis of synaptic gene expression in primates reveals changes in glutamate processing. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht354.


Butti, C., Fordyce, E.R., Raghanti, M.A., Gu, X., Bonar, C.J., Wicinski, B.A., Wong, E.W., Roman, J., Brake, A., Eaves, E. Tang, C.Y., Jacobs, B., Sherwood, C.C., Hof, P.R. (2014) The cerebral cortex of the pygmy hippopotamus, Hexaprotodon liberiensis (Catartiodactyla, Hippopotamidae): MRI, cytoarchitecture, and neuronal morphology. The Anatomical Record doi:10.1002/ar.22875.


Barks, S.K., Bauernfeind, A.L., Bonar, C.J., Cranfield, M.R., de Sousa, A.A., Erwin, J.M., Hopkins, W.D., Lewandowski, A.H., Mudakikwa, A., Phillips, K.A., Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Hof, P.R., Zilles, K., Sherwood, C.C. (2014) Variable temporo-insular cortex neuroanatomy in primates suggests a bottleneck effect in eastern gorillas. Journal of Comparative Neurology 522:844-860.


Perez, S.E., Raghanti, M.A., Hof, P.R., Kramer, L., Ikonomovic, M.D., Lacor, P.N., Erwin, J.M., Sherwood, C.C., Mufson, E.J. (2013) Alzheimer’s Disease pathology in the neocortex and hippocampus of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Journal of Comparative Neurology 521, 4318-4338.


Bauernfeind, A.L., de Sousa, A.A., Avasthi, T., Dobson, S.D., Raghanti, M.A., Lewandowski, A.H., Zilles, K., Semendeferi, K., Allman, J.M., Craig, A.D., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2013) A volumetric comparison of the insular cortex and its subregions in primates. Journal of Human Evolution 64, 263-279.


Raghanti, M.A., Conley, T.**, Sudduth, J.*, Erwin, J.M., Stimpson, C.D., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2013) Neuropeptide Y-immunoreactive neurons in the cerebral cortex of humans and other haplorhine primates. American Journal of Primatology 75, 415-424.


Sayers, K. Raghanti, M.A., Lovejoy, C.O. (2012) Human evolution and the chimpanzee referential doctrine. Annual Review of Anthropology 41, 119-138.


Muehlenbein, M.P., Ancrenaz, M., Sakong, R., Ambu, L., Prall, S., Fuller, G., Raghanti, M.A. (2012) Ape conservation physiology: Fecal glucocorticoid responses in wild Pongo pygmaeus morio following human visitation. PLoS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033357.


Sherwood, C.C., Bauernfeind, A.L., Bianchi, S., Raghanti, M.A., Hof, P.R. (2012) Human brain evolution writ large and small. Progress in Brain Research 195, 237-254.


Eaton, J.L., Roache, L., Nguyen, K.N., Cushing, B.S., Troyer, E., Papademetriou, E., Raghanti, M.A. (2012) Organizational effects of oxytocin on serotonin innervation. Developmental Psychobiology 54, 92-97.


Raghanti, M.A., Simic, G., Watson, S.**, Stimpson, C.D., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2011) Comparative analysis of the nucleus basalis of Meynert among primates. Neuroscience 184, 1-15.


Butti, C., Raghanti, M.A., Sherwood, C.C., Hof, P.R. (2011) The neocortex of cetaceans: cytoarchitecture and comparison with other aquatic and terrestrial species. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1225, 47-58.


Raghanti, M.A., Spocter, M.A., Butti, C., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2010) A comparative perspective on minicolumns and inhibitory GABAergic interneurons in the neocortex.  Frontiers in Neuroanatomy doi:10.3389/neuro.05.035.2010.


Treichler, F.R., Raghanti, M.A. (2010) Monkeys Combining Serial Lists: Test Cues and Linking.  Animal Cognition 13, 121-131.


Sherwood, C.C., Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Uddin, M., Spocter, M.A., Bonar, C.J.,  Phillips, K.A., Preuss, T.M., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R. (2010) Inhibitory interneurons of the human frontal cortex: evolution of the phenotype and related genes.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 299, 1011-1020.


Raghanti, M.A., Spocter, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Erwin, J.M., Bonar, C.J., Allman, J.M., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2009) Species-specific distributions of tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive neurons within the prefrontal cortex of anthropoid primates. Neuroscience 158, 1551-1559. 


Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Marcinkiewicz, J.L., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2008) Cortical dopaminergic innervation among humans, chimpanzees, and macaque monkeys: A comparative study. Neuroscience 155, 203-220. 


Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Marcinkiewicz, J.L., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2008) Cholinergic innervation of the frontal cortex:  Differences among humans, chimpanzees, and macaques. Journal of Comparative Neurology 506, 409-424. 


Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Marcinkiewicz, J.L., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R., Sherwood, C.C. (2008) Differences in cortical serotonergic innervation among humans, chimpanzees, and macaque monkeys: A comparative study. Cerebral Cortex 18, 584-597. 


Treichler, F.R., Raghanti, M.A., Van Tilburg, D.N. (2007) Serial list linking by macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta): List property limitations. Journal of Comparative Psychology 121, 250-259. 


Sherwood, C.C., Raghanti, M.A., Stimpson, C.D., Bonar, C.J., de Sousa, A.J., Preuss, T.M., and Hof, P.R. (2007) Scaling of inhibitory interneurons in areas V1 and V2 of anthropoid primates as revealed by calcium-binding protein immunohistochemistry.  Brain, Behavior and Evolution 69, 176-195.


Sherwood, C.C., Stimpson, C.D., Raghanti, M.A., Wildman, D.E., Uddin, M., Grossman, L.I., Goodman, M., Redmond, J.C., Bonar, C.J., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R. (2006) Evolution of increased glial cell density in the human frontal cortex.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103, 13606-13611. 


Ulyan, M.J., Burrows, A.E., Buzzell, C.A., Raghanti, M.A., Marcinkiewicz, J.L., Phillips, K.A. (2006) The effects of predictable and unpredictable feeding schedules on the behavior and physiology of captive brown capuchins (Cebus apella).  Applied Animal Behavior Science 101, 154-160. 


Sherwood, C.C., Raghanti, M.A., Wenstrup, J.J. (2005) Is humanlike cytoarchitectural asymmetry present in another species with social vocalization?  A stereologic analysis of mustached bat auditory cortex.  Brain Research 1045, 164-174. 


Treichler, F.R., Raghanti, M.A., Van Tilburg, D.N. (2003) Linking of serially ordered lists by macaque monkeys:  List position influences.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Animal Behavior Processes 29, 211-221.


Norconk, M.A., Raghanti, M.A., Martin, S.K., Grafton, B.W., Gregory, L.T., De Dijn, B. (2003) Primates of Brownsberg Natuurpark, Suriname, with particular attention to the Pitheciins.  Neotropical Primates 11, 94-100. 


Dr. Mary Ann Raghanti
Department of Anthropology
Phone: 330-672-9354
Spring 2015
  • ANTH 18630 - 002 Human Evolution
  • ANTH 38096 - 007 Ind Invest - Anthropology
  • ANTH 68096 - 007 Individual Investigation
  • ANTH 68199 - 007 Thesis I
  • ANTH 68299 - 007 Thesis Ii
  • BMS 80299 - 002 Dissertation Ii
Summer 2015
  • ANTH 18630 - 001 Human Evolution
  • ANTH 68199 - 014 Thesis I
  • ANTH 68299 - 016 Thesis Ii