Biological Anthropology, Reproductive Biology, Maternal-Child Health, India, Human Evolutionary Biology


I am broadly interested in human biology, comparative primate biology, reproductive physiology, and comparative and functional genetics/genomics. My newest research is focused on the causes and consequences of pre-term birth in a Gujarati population (Gujarat, India).

Research Gate Profile

Selected Publications

  • 2016 Nelson DB, Rockwell LC, Prioleau MD, Goetzl L. Reproductive Consequences of the Bacterial Microbiome.  Anaerobe 42:67-73. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2016.09.001.
  • 2015 Rowe EJ, VanHorn A, Rockwell LC. CYP17 Genotype Modifies the Impact of Anthropometric Variation on Salivary Estradiol in Healthy Women. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Dec 2. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22676.
  • 2013 Rowe EJ, Eisenstein TK, Meissler J, Rockwell LC. Gene x environment interactions impact endometrial function and the menstrual cycle: PROGINS, life history, anthropometry, and physical activity. American Journal of Human Biology 25:681-694.
  • 2012 Rockwell LC, Rowe EJ, Arnson K, Jackson F, Froment A, Ndumbe P, Seck B, Jackson R, Lorenz JG. Worldwide distribution of allelic variation at the progesterone receptor locus and the incidence of female reproductive cancers. American Journal of Human Biology 24:42-51. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.2123

Courses Taught

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Reproduction
  • Evolutionary Medicine
  • Primate Behavior
  • Research in Biological Anthropology