GPerdew-Smoke Lab-BANNER

GPerdew-Smoke Lab-BANNER

Smoke Lab-Hubbard

Troy Hubbard, Ph.D candidate in molecular biology, left, reviews as chart of proteins collected from a sample with Dr. Gary Perdew in their Life Sciences Lab at Penn State. The researchers are part of a team that examined whether a genetic mutation that is now ubiquitous in humans increased our tolerance to smoke, leading to an evolutionary advantage over other hominins, such as Neandertals.

Image: Patrick Mansell