Maja Seselj

 

Maja Šešelj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

(937) 775-1409 (voice)
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E-mail: maja.seselj@wright.edu


Major Active Projects

  • Relationships between dental development, skeletal growth and maturation, and somatic maturation
  • Evolution of the modern human pattern of growth and development
  • Maturational and genetic influences on the pediatric skeleton

Education

New York University, Ph.D., 2011, Biological Anthropology

New York University, M.A., 2006, Biological Anthropology

University of Zagreb, B.Sc., 2004, Archaeology

Professional Positions

2011–present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Morphological Sciences and Biostatistics, Lifespan Health Research Center, Department of Community Health, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

2005–2011: Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Anthropology, New York University, New York, N.Y.

Honors and Awards

2012

Annual Meeting President’s Poster Competition nominee (ASBMR)

2012

Margaret and Herman Sokol Postdoctoral Fellowship (NYU)

2011

Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award (IBMS)
Young Investigator Travel Award (ASBMR)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (NYU)

2009

NSF BCS-0925861 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (Co-PI): Human growth evolving: integrating skeletal, dental, and cranial proxies of growth to understand ontogeny in Pleistocene Homo ($9,940)

2009

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (PI): Human growth evolving: integrating dental and skeletal growth proxies to understand life history in Homo

2009

Margaret and Herman Sokol Summer Travel/Research Grant (NYU): Human growth evolving: integrating dental, cranial, and skeletal proxies of growth to understand ontogeny in Pleistocene Homo

Publications

Šešelj, M., Nahhas, R.W., Sherwood, R.J., Towne, B. and D.L. Duren (in prep): Skeletal growth in early childhood: longitudinal tracking from birth to 4 years.

Šešelj, M. (in review): Relationship between dental development and skeletal growth in modern humans and its implications for interpreting ontogeny in fossil hominins. (American Journal of Physical Anthropology).

Duren, D.L., Nahhas, R.W., Šešelj, M., Froehle, A.W. and R.J. Sherwood (accepted): Skeletal growth and the changing genetic landscape during childhood and adulthood. (American Journal of Physical Anthropology).

Šešelj, M., Nahhas, R.W., Sherwood, R.J., Chumlea, Wm.C., Towne, B. and D.L. Duren (2012): The Influence of Age at Menarche on Cross-sectional Geometry of Bone in Young Adulthood. Bone 51(1): 38-45.

Duren, D.L., Blangero, J, Sherwood, R.J., Šešelj, M., Dyer, T., Cole, S.A., Lee, M., Choh, A.C., Chumlea, Wm.C., Siervogel, R.M. Czerwinski, S.A. and B. Towne (2011): Cortical bone health shows significant linkage to chromosomes 2p, 3p, and 17q in 10-year-old children. Bone 49(6):1213-1218.

Janković, I. and M. Šešelj (2006): 150 years of Neanderthal discoveries: Early Europeans – continuity or discontinuity. Obavijesti Hrvatskog Arheološkog Društva, XXXVIII/3, pp. 31-36.

Abstracts

Šešelj, M., Sherwood, R.J., and D.L. Duren (2012): Age-related Genetic Influences on Bone Traits in the Metacarpals: Evidence for Genetic Independence across the Hand. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 27(S1), p. 136.

Šešelj, M., Nahhas, R.W., Sherwood, R.J., Siervogel, R.M., Czerwinski, S.A., Chumlea, Wm.C., Towne, B., and D.L. Duren (2011): Pubertal Influences on Bone Strength: Results from the Fels Longitudinal Study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 26(S1), p. 93.

Duren, D.L., Sherwood, R.J., Lee, M., Šešelj, M., Dyer, T., Cole, S., Siervogel, R.M., Czerwinski, S.A., Blangero, J., and B. Towne (2011): Changes in the Genetic Architecture of Bone Health during Childhood. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 26(S1), p. 50.

Šešelj, M. (2010): Conditional independence of dental and skeletal ontogeny relative to chronological age in modern and fossil humans? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S50, p. 213.

Coppeto, D.J., Bailey, S.E., Šešelj, M., and W. Harcourt-Smith (2009): Sexual dimorphism in sacral curvature and its relationship to bipedalism and obstetrics. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S48, p. 160.