Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Sabrina Sholts

Curator of Biological Anthropology
Department / Division
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests

Skeletal biology, morphology, health and disease

  • Smith, Kevin N., Vellanoweth, René L., Sholts, Sabrina B., and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2018. "Residue analysis, use-wear patterns, and replicative studies indicate that sandstone tools were used as reamers when producing shell fishhooks on San Nicolas Island, California." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 20:502-505.
  • Lucey, Daniel R., Sholts, Sabrina B., Donaldson, Halsie, White, Joseph, and Mitchell, Stephen R. 2017. "One health education for future physicians in the pan-epidemic "Age of Humans"." International journal of infectious diseases: IJID 64:1-3.
  • Lucey, Daniel, Cummins, Hannah, and Sholts, Sabrina B. 2017. "Congenital Zika Syndrome in 2017." Journal of the American Medical Association 317 (13):1368-1369.
  • Petaros, Anja, Garvi, Heather M., Sholts, Sabrina B., Schlager, Stefan, and Warmlander, Sebastian K. T. S. 2017. "Sexual dimorphism and regional variation in human frontal bone inclination measured via digital 3D models." Legal medicine 29:53-61.
  • Reiner, Whitney B., Masao, Fidelis, Sholts, Sabrina B., Songita, Agustino Venance, Stanistreet, Ian, Stollhofen, Harald, Taylor, R. E., and Hlusko, Leslea J. 2017. "OH 83: A new early modern human fossil cranium from the Ndutu beds of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 164 (3):533-545.
  • Romero, Ashly N., Herlin, Maria, Finnila, Mikko, Korkalainen, Merja, Hakansson, Helen, Viluksela, Matti, and Sholts, Sabrina B. 2017. "Skeletal and dental effects on rats following in utero/lactational exposure to the non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl PCB 180." Plos One 12 (9):e0185241-e0185241.
  • Sholts, Sabrina B., Gingerich, Joseph A. M., Schlager, Stefan, Stanford, Dennis J., and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2017. "Tracing social interactions in Pleistocene North America via 3D model analysis of stone tool asymmetry." PloS One 12 (7):
  • Sholts, Sabrina B., Smith, Kevin, Wallin, Cecilia, Ahmed, Trifa M., and Warmlander, Sebastian K. T. S. 2017. "Ancient water bottle use and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure among California Indians: a prehistoric health risk assessment." Environmental Health 16:61-61.
  • Wallin, Cecilia, Sholts, Sabrina B., Österlund, Nicklas, Luo, Jinghui, Jarvet, Jü, Roos, Per M., Ilag, Leopold, Gräslund, Astrid, and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2017. "Alzheimer's disease and cigarette smoke components: effects of nicotine, PAHs, and Cd(II), Cr(III), Pb(II), Pb(IV) ions on amyloid-? peptide aggregation." Scientific Reports 7 (1):
  • Lucey, Daniel, Sholts, Sabrina B., Blond, Kara, Costello, Robert, and Murray, Suzan. 2016. "Exploring epidemics: A Smithsonian museum endeavor for the public." International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID 53:82.
  • Neiß, Michael, Sholts, Sabrina B., and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2016. "New applications of 3D modeling in artefact analysis: three case studies of Viking Age brooches." Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 8 (4):651-662.
  • Sholts, Sabrina B., Bell, Joshua A., and Rick, Torben C. 2016. "Ecce Homo: Science and Society Need Anthropological Collections." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31 (8):580-583.
  • Tiiman, Ann, Luo, Jinghui, Wallin, Cecilia, Olsson, Lisa, Lindgren, Joel, Jarvet, Jϋ, Per, Roos, Sholts, Sabrina B., Rahimipour, Shai, Abrahams, Jan Pieter, Karlström, Amelie Eriksson, Gräslund, Astrid, and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2016. "Specific Binding of Cu(II) Ions to Amyloid-Beta Peptides Bound to Aggregation-Inhibiting Molecules or SDS Micelles Creates Complexes that Generate Radical Oxygen Species." Journal of Alzheimer's disease: JAD 54 (3):971-982.
  • Wallin, Cecilia, Kulkarni, Yashraj S., Abelein, Axel, Jarvet, Jü, Liao, Qinghua, Strodel, Birgit, Olsson, Lisa, Luo, Jinghui, Abrahams, Jan Pieter, Sholts, Sabrina B., Roos, Per M., Kamerlin, Shina C. L., Gräslund, Astrid, and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2016. "Characterization of Mn(II) ion binding to the amyloid-? peptide in Alzheimer's disease." Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology 38:183-193.
  • Zarina, Gunita, Sholts, Sabrina B., Tichinin, Alina, Rudovica, Vita, Viksna, Arturs, Engizere, Austra, Muiznieks, Vitolds, Bartelink, Eric J., and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2016. "Cribra orbitalia as a potential indicator of childhood stress: Evidence from paleopathology, stable C, N, and O isotopes, and trace element concentrations in children from a 17th-18th century cemetery in Jekabpils, Latvia." Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology 38:131-137.
  • Báez-Molgado, Socorro, Bartelink, Eric J., Jellema, Lyman M., Spurlock, Linda, and Sholts, Sabrina B. 2015. "Classification of Pelvic Ring Fractures in Skeletonized Human Remains." Journal of forensic sciences 60 (s1):s171-s176.
  • Bartelink, Eric J., Sholts, Sabrina B., Milligan, Colleen F., Van Deest, Traci L., and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2015. "A Case of Contested Cremains Analyzed Through Metric and Chemical Comparison." Journal of forensic sciences 60 (4):1068-1073.
  • Petaros, Anja, Sholts, Sabrina B., Slaus, Mario, Bosnar, Alan, and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2015. "Evaluating sexual dimorphism in the human mastoid process: A viewpoint on the methodology." Clinical Anatomy 28 (5):593-601.
  • Sholts, Sabrina B., Esteban, Javier, Herlin, Maria, Viluksela, Matti, and Håkansson, Helen. 2015. "Craniofacial form is altered by chronic adult exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in Han/Wistar and Long-Evans rats with different aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) structures." Toxicology Reports 2:472-481.
  • Sholts, Sabrina B., Korkalainen, Merja, Simanainen, Ulla, Miettinen, Hanna M., Håkansson, Helen, and Viluksela, Matti. 2015. "In utero/lactational and adult exposures to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) show differential effects on craniofacial development and growth in rats." Toxicology 337:30-38.
  • Garvin, Heather M., Sholts, Sabrina B., and Mosca, Laurel A. 2014. "Sexual dimorphism in human cranial trait scores: Effects of population, age, and body size." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 154 (2):259-269.
  • Gingerich, Joseph A. M., Sholts, Sabrina B., Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S., and Stanford, Dennis J. 2014. "Fluted point manufacture in eastern North America: an assessment of form and technology using traditional metrics and 3D digital morphometrics." World Archaeology 46 (1):101-122.
  • Sholts, Sabrina B., Stanford, Dennis J., Flores, Louise M., and Wärmländer, Sebastian K. T. S. 2012. "Flake scar patterns of Clovis points analyzed with a new digital morphometrics approach: Evidence for direct transmission of technological knowledge across early North America." Journal of Archaeological Science 39 (9):3018-3026.

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