Prof. B. T. Langstieh

Anthropology Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

M. Sc. N.E.H.U. Anthropology (Physical) 1996
U.G.C. National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship 1997-1998.
Ph.D. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Degree awarded by Calcutta University. Anthropology 2004

Teaching Experience:

Teaching experience: 16 years 3 months

Date of joining NEHU: 28th June 2002 (Lecturer Physical Anthropology); 27th March 2009 (Reader);  27th March 2012 (Associate Professor); 1st January 2016 onwards (Professor).

Position (at present):  Professor, Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya (INDIA).

M.Sc. Dissertation: “A Population Genetical study among the Khasi-Muslims of Shillong, Meghalaya”

Ph.D. Thesis: “Ethnic Origin and Genetic Structure of the Lyngngam tribe of Meghalaya”

Courses taught: Introduction to Anthropology, Human Ecology and Adaptation, Human Genetics, Demography, Biostatistics, Practical(s) in Physical Anthropology, Advance studies in Biological Anthropology, Bio-Cultural Anthropology, etc.Research interest: Anthropological genetics, Molecular Anthropology, Human Behavioural Ecology, Environmental Education, Medical Anthropology, Human Adaptation, Bio-Cultural studies on Aging, Reproductive health, Women and Child health studies, Dental Anthropology, etc.

Research interest: Anthropological genetics, Molecular Anthropology, Human Behavioural Ecology, Environmental Education, Medical Anthropology, Human Adaptation, Aging, Reproductive health, Women and Child health studies, Dental Anthropology, etc.

Member to Professional Bodies:

  1. Life Member, Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG).
  2. Life Member, Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA). 
  3. Life Member, Society for Indian Medical Anthropology (SIMA), Mysore.
  4. Life Member, The Indian Anthropological Society (IAS), Kolkata.
  5. Life Member, The Indian Science Congress Association (Anthro. & Behav. Sciences), Kolkata 

Fellowships awarded:

Junior Research Fellow Anthropological Survey of India, NERC, Shillong. March 1998 – Nov.1998
Research Fellow Anthropology and Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 30th Dec.1998 – 27th June 2002
Guest Worker Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) laboratory, Hyderabad. August 2000 – February 2003
Visiting Scholar Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 3rd – 17th October 2011
Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow & Visiting Scholar Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA September 2012 – May 2013

Anthropological Field work:  22 years plus (1996 until date)

Hands -on Lab Research Experience: 3+ years DNA sequencing and genotyping (Mitochondrial, Autosomal and Y-chromosomal markers) initially at CFSL, Kolkata and later at CCMB, Hyderabad (2000-2003). 

Collaboration Abroad:

  1. Prof. Maria Sasvari-Szekely and Dr. Csaba Barta, Institute of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and PathoChemistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary and Dr. Anna Szekely, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
  2. Prof. Donna Leonetti Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle.
  3. Dr. Geoff Kushnick, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra.
  4. Dr. Brian E. Hemphill, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA.

M.Sc. Dissertation guidance: 35 + students

Ph.D. Research guidance: 6 students           Awarded: 2 students              Submitted: 1 student

Sl. No. Name of Student Title of Work Year Awarded Placement/Fellowship Awarded
1. Ms. Arundhuti Das A population genetic study on Serotonergic polymorphisms among three ethnic populations of Shillong 2015
  1. Hungarian Scholarship Board for Ph.D. Student Fellowship 2012-2013
  2. Hungarian Scholarship Board for Post Ph.D. Student Fellowship 2014-2015
  3. UGC Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship 2015-2018 Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar
2. Ms. Sezolu Khamu Health status of the elderly Chakhesang population: A comparative study of the Chokris and Khezhas 2016
  1. UGC JRF NET
  2. UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship 2017-2022, NEHU, Shillong

 

Awards:

Awards (if any): Fellowship Awarded

Name

Institute & Funding Agency

Year

Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow & Visiting Scholar

Department of Anthropology,

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Funded by J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board & Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State, USA.

September 2012 – May 2013

Visiting Scholar

Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Scholarship Board, Balassi & UGC, India

3rd – 17th October 2011

Guest Worker

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) laboratory, Hyderabad.

August 2000 – February 2003

Research Fellow

Anthropology and Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

30th Dec.1998 – 27th June 2002

Junior Research Fellow

Anthropological Survey of India, NERC, Shillong.

March 1998 – Nov.1998

Research Projects

(a) Ongoing

Sl.
No.
Title Funding Agency Period
1 Pattern of hearing loss and inheritance among rural population of Pynursla Block, Meghalaya ICMR project in collaboration with Dr. Abhijeet Bhatia, ENT Deptt.,  NEIGRIHMS, Shillong 2017-2020
2 A Dental Morphometric Examination of the Distinctiveness and Affinities of Austro-Asiatic- and Tibeto-Burman-speaking Ethnic Groups of South Asia Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship and College of Liberal Arts, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA. 2014-2019

(b) Completed

Sl. No.

Title

Funding Agency

Period

  1

Culture and the Mind

Art & Humanities research council, Sheffield (Dr. G. Kushnick) & Fulbright fellowship (BL)

2013-2015

  2

Serotonergic Polymorphisms in Three Ethnic populations from Northeast India: A Psychogenetic approach

Prof. Maria Sasvari-Szekely and Dr. Csaba Barta, Institute of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and PathoChemistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest & Dr. Anna Szekely, Estvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.

2011-2015

  3

Red Blood Cell Antigen typing among the indigenous populations of Meghalaya and native population of Mumbai

DBT Twinning Program in collaboration with Dr. L. N. Lyngdoh, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong and Dr. K. Vasantha, NIIH, Mumbai.

2012-2016

  4

Human Behavioural Ecology of  Khasi households on Fertility outcomes

Prof. Donna  Leonetti Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle

2008-2013

  5

Culture, Health and Genetics

UGC UPE (Departmental project)

2007-2012

  6

Status of Austro-Asiatic Tribes in the Peopling of India: Genomic Footprints in the Light of Ethno-Historic and Linguistic Backgrounds.

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (Prof. B. M. Reddy) & CCMB, Hyderabad (Drs. Lalji Singh & K. Thangaraj)

1999- 2012

  7

Genomic Diversity in the Tribal Populations of Andhra Pradesh in the broader context of the Peopling of India

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (Prof. B. M. Reddy) & CSIR (Drs. Lalji Singh & K. Thangaraj)

1999- 2004


 

Publications

International Journals:

  • Arundhuti Das, Luca Pagliaroli,  Andrea Vereczkei, Eszter Kotyuk, Banrida Langstieh, Zsolt Demetrovics and Csaba Barta  ( 019)  Association of GDNF and CNTNAP2 gene variants with gambling.  Journal of Behavioral  Addictions  (peer nbsp;reviewed nbsp;July 13, 2019) DOI: 10.1556/2006.8.2019.4
  • Arundhuti Das, Andrea Vereczkei, Eszter Kotyuk, Anna Szekely, Banrida Langstieh, Maria Sasvari-Szekely and Csaba Barta (2019) Association of GDNF gene variants with tobacco and betel quid chewing in ethnic groups from India. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry (peer reviewed 13th Aug 2019 submitted)
  • Arundhuti Das, Luca Pagliaroli, Andrea Vereczkei, Eszter Kotyuk, Banrida Langstieh, Zsolt Demetrovics and Csaba Barta (2019) Association of GDNF and CNTNAP2 gene variants with gambling. Journal of Behavioral Addictions (peer reviewed February 2019 submitted)
  • Hemphill, B.E., Pojar T., and Langstieh, B.T. (2019) An Initial Examination of Biological Affinities of Northeastern Indian Populations relative to Other South Asians. A Dental Morphology Investigation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168(S68): 100-101.
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2015) Health and Associated Factors among the Chakhesang Elders. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development 4(5): 25-30
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2015) Living Arrangements among the Chakhesang Elders IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IOSR-JHSS) volume 20(4) Ver VI (Apr 2015) pp54-60
  • Kuschnick Geoff, Hanowell Ben, Kim Jun-Hong, Langstieh Banrida, Magnano Vitarrio, and Olah Katalin (May 2015) Experimental Evidence for Convergent Evolution of Maternal-Care Heuristics in Industrialized and Small-Scale Populations. Royal Society Open Science Royal Society Open Science 2: 140518.
  • Banrida T. Langstieh, V. Kumar, M. Aruna, A.G. Reddy, S. Dasgupta, A. Nirmala, K. Thangaraj, L. Singh and B. M. Reddy (2012) Molecular Genetic Perspectives on the Origin of the Lyngngam Tribe of Meghalaya, India. Advances in Anthropology Vol. 2 (4): 181-197.
  • B. Mohan Reddy, B.T. Langstieh, Vikrant Kumar, T. Nagaraja, A.N.S. Reddy, Aruna Meka, A.G. Reddy, K. Thangaraj and Lalji Singh (2007) Austro-Asiatic Tribes of Northeast India provide hitherto missing genetic link between South and Southeast Asia.  Public Library of Sciences PLoS ONE /www.plosone.org November 2007: Issue 11:e1141
  • Vikrant Kumar, Arimanda NS Reddy, Jagedeesh P Babu, Tipirisetti N Rao, Banrida T. Langstieh, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Alla G Reddy, Lalji Singh and Battini M Reddy (2007).Y-chromosome evidence suggest a common paternal heritage of Austro-Asiatic populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 47 doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-47 also available on http:// www.biomedcentral.com./1471-2148/7/47
  • Vikrant Kumar, Banrida T. Langstieh, Komal V. Madhavi, Vegi M. Naidu, Hardeep Pal Singh, Silpak Biswas, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Lalji Singh, B. Mohan Reddy (2006). Global Patterns in Human Mitochondrial DNA and Y Chromosome Variation Caused by Spatial Instability of the Local Cultural Processes.  Public Library of Sciences Genetics Vol 2 No.4 e53 DOI: 10.1371/journals pgen. 0020053
  • Kumar V, Langstieh BT, Biswas S, Babu JP, Nageswara T Rao, Thangaraj K, Reddy AG, Singh L and Reddy BM. (2006). Asian and Non-Asian Origins of Mon-Khmer and Mundari Speaking Austro-Asiatic Populations of India. American Journal of Human Biology 18(4):461-469
  • Reddy B.M., Naidu V.M., Naidu K.M., Thangaraj K.,Kumar V., Langstieh B.T., Venkatramana P. Reddy A.G. and Singh L. (2005). Microsatellite Diversity in Andhra Pradesh, India: Genetic Stratification Versus Social Stratification. Human Biology 77(6): 803-823
  • Reddy B.M., Naidu V.M., Naidu K.M., Thangaraj K., Langstieh B.T., Ramana V. and Singh L. (2005). STR data for the AmpFlSTRProfiler plus loci among 27 populations of different social hierarchy from southern part of Andhra Pradesh, India. Short communication. Forensic Science International 149(1): 81-97
  • Langstieh B.T., Reddy B.M., Thangaraj K. and L. Singh (2004) Genetic Diversity and Relationships among the Tribes of Meghalaya, Compared to other Indian and Continental Populations. Hum Biology 76(4): 569-590.
  • Reddy B.M., Pffeifer R., Crawford M.H.and B.T. Langstieh (2001) Population Substructure and Patterns of Quantitative Variation among the Gollas of Southern Andhra Pradesh, India. Human Biology 73(2):291-306
  • Reddy B.M., Dutta R., Langstieh B.T., and V.Kashyap (2001) Diversity at Three Tetrameric STR Loci in a Substuctured Golla Caste population of Southern Andhra Pradesh, in comparison to Other Indian Populations. International Journal of Human Genetics 1(2):101-108

Abstract and Articles (International):

  • Das , A. Vereczkei, E. Kotyuk, A. Szekely, B. Langstieh, M. Sasvari-Szekely and C. Barta (2018) Association of GDNF and CNTNAP2 gene variants with gambling. 5th International Conference on Behavioural Addictions (ICBA), Cologne, Germany.  Dated 23-25 April 2018
  • Banrida T. Langstieh (2018) Molecular Anthropology in Northeast India. Abstract published in ADNAT silver jubilee convention and International Symposium on Biodiversity and Biobanking at IIT, Guwahati. Dated 27th – 29th January 2018.
  • Banrida T. Langstieh (2016) Molecular Anthropological insight into the ‘Khasi’: an Austro-Asiatic speaking group in Northeast India. Abstract published in proceedings to the International Seminar on South and Southeast Asian conference on Austro Asiatic languages, Department of Linguistics, NEHU, Shillong. Dated 21– 26 November 2016.
  • Barta, A. Das , A. Vereczkei, E. Kotyuk, A. Szekely, B. Langstieh, M. Sasvari-Szekely (2016) Dopaminergic gene variants involved in tobacco and betel chewing, as well as gambling in Indian populations. Abstract published in European Neuropsychopharmacology 26(2):S703-S704 (October 2016)
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2015) Studying Gerontology from an Anthropological Perspective. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress 2015, under the theme “Re-imagining Anthropological and Sociological Boundaries” at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand from 15th –17th July, 2015.
  • Banrida T. Langstieh (2012) Northeast India: Corridor or barrier for human migration. Abstract published in proceedings to the EurASEAA 14, Dublin, Ireland. Dated 18 – 21 September 2012.
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2012) Aged Chakhesang (Chokri) Widows in Custom and Practice. Abstract published in proceedings to the International Symposium on Aging (ISOA) 2012, Department of Bio-Chemistry, NEHU, Shillong.
  • Langstieh B.T. (2009) The probable origin and ethnic position of Lyngngam among the Austro-Asiatic Khasi & Tibeto-Burman Garos in Meghalaya: Can molecular genetic markers resolve? Abstract poster presentation at the International Symposium on “Ethics, Culture and Population Genomics” and 34th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Human Genetics – 2009 held on March 17 – 20, 2009, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi 
  • Langstieh B.T. (2007) [Review & Comment] Donna L. Leonetti, Dilip C. Nath and N. S. Hemam Article on In-law Conflict: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Roles of Their Mothers and Husbands among the Matrilineal Khasi. Current Anthropology 48(6): Dec 2007: 861-890
  • Langstieh B.T. (2007) Mobility of Males in an Admixed Matrilineate using Y chromosomal STRs and SNPs. Accepted Abstract submitted tothe 5th International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS)Conference in Forensic Genetics and Molecular Anthropology, September 3-7, 2007, Split, Croatia.
  • Langstieh B.T. (2003) Genetic Characterization of the Khasi and Garo tribes of Meghalaya, India using Mitochondrial and Y-specified markers. Accepted Abstract submitted to the XXIII International Congress of Anthropology and Ethnological Sciences. July 5th - 12th 2003, Florence, Italy.
  • Langstieh B.T., Thangaraj K, Reddy B.M. and L. Singh (2001) Genetic Characterization of the Khasi and Garo tribes of Meghalaya, India using Mitochondrial and Y-specified markers. Accepted Abstract submitted to the International Conference on Human Genetics May 12th-16th 2001, Vienna, Austria.

Journals (National):

  • Moajungla Longkumer and B. T. Langstieh(2019) Traditional Fermented Food among the Ao Nagas of Nagaland Anthropology Today 4:  91-100
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2018) Depression and Related Factors among the Elderly Chakhesang Population. Indian Journal of Gerontology Vol. 32 (1):7-20
  • Sezolu Khamu and Banrida T. Langstieh (2016) An overview of population ageing and health of the rural elders. Indian Journal of Physical and Human Genetics Vol. 35(2): 245-259
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2016) Functional Competence among the Chakhesang Elders. Indian Journal of Gerontology Vol. 30 (4):470-480
  • Kipgen Hoineilam and B. T. Langstieh (2016) An Ethnographic profile of the Thadou-Kuki, Senapati District, Manipur Anthropology Today 2(1):63-87
  • Khamu Sezolu and B. T. Langstieh (2015) Mini Nutritional Assessment Scale: An Assessment among the Elderly Chakhesang Population Indian Journal of Gerontology Vol. 29 No. 4, 417-431
  • Das Arundhuti and B. T. Langstieh (2015) Aggression and its genetic association: Review of Literature. Man and Life 42: July to Dec 2015
  • Khamu Sezolu and B. T. Langstieh (2014) Health Status of the Elderly Chakhesang Naga. Man in India vol.92 No.3-4 2012,pages:593-599
  • Khamu Sezolu and B. T. Langstieh (2012) Between Tradition and Adaptation: The Case of the Sakachep in Meghalaya, India. Man in Indiavol.92 (No.3-4):593-599.
  • Langstieh B.T. & B.M. Reddy (2004) Ethno historic and Linguistic background of Lyngngams and their Demographic structure. NEHU Journal Vol II (1): 16-42
  • Langstieh B.T. (2001) Demographic Structure of the Khasi-Muslim of Shillong, Meghalaya. Journal of Human Ecology 12(2):121-125
  • Langstieh B.T. and B.M. Reddy (1999) The Origin and Ethnic Position of the Lyngngam among the Tribes of Meghalaya: An Exploratory Study. Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society 34:265-275

Abstract and Articles (National):

  • Hoineilam Kipgen and B. T. Langstieh (2019) Immunization Coverage of Children among the Thadou-Kuki of Senapati District, Manipur. Department of Anthropology, Guahati University.
  • Moajungla Longkumer and B. T. Langstieh (2019) Exploratory study for the identification of metabolic syndrome among the Ao Nagas, Nagaland.
  • Hoineilam Kipgen and B. T. Langstieh (2017) Utilisation of Antenatal Care Services and Delivery Practices among the Thadou-Kuki of Manipur paper presented at National Seminar on Status of Women in North East India: Issues and Challenges, North Guwahati College, Guwahati (Oct 2017)
  • Hoineilam Kipgen and B. T. Langstieh (2017) Determinants on Utilisation of MCH Services among the Thadou-Kuki of Manipur. Edited volume on “Maternal and Child Health Care in India: Developments and Challenges” Departments of Economics & Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India. Proposed Book Chapter (in review) Dated Nov 2017
  • Hoineilam Kipgen and B. T. Langstieh (2017) An examination into the Insider-Outsider’s view on Childbirth rituals among the Thadou-Kuki of Manipur. Anthropological Survey of India Seminar, NERC, Shillong.
  • Hoineilam Kipgen and B. T. Langstieh (2017) Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of HIV/AIDS among the Thadou-Kuki of Manipur. Contemporary Research In Humanities, Social Sciences and Management Studies (COIN July 2017) Seminar at National Institute of Technology, Shillong.
  • Batipbiang Khongphai and B. T. Langstieh (2017) Reproductive Health Among The Semi-Urban and Semi-Rural areas of Cherrapunjee and Shillong City, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya.  Contemporary Research In Humanities, Social Sciences and Management Studies (COIN July 2017) Seminar at National Institute of Technology, Shillong.
  • Tsiapisa Pojar and B. T. Langstieh (2017) Genetic study of ABO, RH blood groups, PTC Taste Sensitivity and colour Blindness among the Pochury Naga of Phek District of Nagaland. Contemporary Research In Humanities, Social Sciences and Management Studies (COIN July 2017) Seminar at National Institute of Technology, Shillong.
  • Langstieh B. T.  (2016) Molecular Anthropological Insight into the ‘Khasi’ invited talk at the International Conference on Austro-Asiatic Languages in South and South-East Asia, Shillong (22-23 Nov 2016) Proceedings paper to be published in a book.
  • Hoineilam Kipgen and B. T. Langstieh (2016) Cultural Behaviour in relation to Maternal Child Health among the Thadou-Kuki of Senapati District, Manipur.  Paper presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society and International Seminar in Imphal (8-10 Nov 2016)
  • Arundhuti Das and B. T. Langstieh (2016) The Five Factor Model of Personality and Its Association with Tobacco and Betel Quid Users:  A Study on Three Ethnic Groups from Shillong, Meghalaya. paper presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society and International Seminar in Imphal (8-10 Nov 2016)
  • Kipgen Hoineilam and B. T. Langstieh (2016) An Ethnographic profile of the Thadou-Kuki, Senapati District, Manipur Anthropology Today Vol. 2(1):63-87
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2016) Anthropology amid the Ageing Macrocosm paper presented at INCAA 2016 held in Diphu, Karbi Anglong District, Assam (March 2016)
  • Arundhuti Das and B. T. Langstieh (2016) The archery game Gambling addiction: an anthropological genetic study on Indo Aryans from Shillong, Meghalaya paper presented at  INCAA 2016 held in Diphu, Karbi Anglong District, Assam (March 2016)
  • Kipgen Hoineilam and B. T. Langstieh (2015) Utilisation and Maternal Child Health Practices among the Thadou Kuki mothers of Senapati District, Manipur. Economics Deptt. Seminar 10 Oct 2015.
  • Kipgen Hoineilam and B. T. Langstieh (2015) Effects of Demographic Characteristics on Child Health: A study among the Thadou-Kuki of Senapati District, Manipur paper presented at National Seminar on Child Health with special reference to Northeast India, Dibrugarh (DHSK College May 2015)
  • Arundhuti Das and B. T. Langstieh (2014) Aggression and its genetic association: Exploration from The Gene-Culture co-evolution prospective paper presented at National Seminar on Advances in Biological Anthropology, NEHU Nov 2014.
  • Sezolu Khamu and B. T. Langstieh (2014) Mini Nutritional Assessment Scale: An Assessment Among the Chakhesang Elderly paper presented at National Seminar on Advances in Biological Anthropology, NEHU Nov 2014.
  • Langstieh B.T. (2004) Human Genomic Studies in India: A Review on Anthropo-Genetics. Paper submitted to the 1st Indian Anthropological Congress of Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA) 25th – 27th March 2004

Book Chapters (National):

  • Khamu S. and B. T. Langstieh (2018) Anthropometric Profile and Nutritional Status of an Elderly Tribal Population in North-East India. In Growth and Nutritional Studies in North East India (Ed) Prof. Sarthak Sengupta, Centre for North East Studies, Dibrugarh University, Assam. (in Press)
  • Langstieh B. T. (2018) Population Origin and Migration in Meghalaya: A Molecular Anthropological Insight. In Cultural Heritage of Meghalaya (Ed) Q. Marak published by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal. (in Press)
  • Langstieh B. T. (2017) Molecular Anthropological Insight into the ‘Khasi’: An Austro-Asiatic speaking group in Northeast India (submitted as Proceedings of SSEACAAAL 2016), Department of Linguistics, NEHU, Shillong. (in Press)
  • Kipgen Hoineilam and B. T. Langstieh (2017) Determinants on Utilisation of MCH Services among the Thadou-Kuki of Manipur. In Maternal and Child Health Care in India: Developments and Challenges (Eds.) P.K. Panda and C. Subudi, Department of Economics & Deptt of Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. (in Press)
  • Kipgen Hoineilam and B. T. Langstieh (2017) Effect of Demographic characteristics on Child Health: A study among the Thadou-Kuki of Senapati District, Manipur In Child health in India (Eds.) B. Das, M. Talukdar and A. J. Bharali New Delhi: Omsons Publications pp145-157 ISBN: 9789381981-15-3
  • Das Arundhuti, Andrea Vereczkei, Eszter Kotyuk, Anna Szekely, Maria Sasvari-Szekely, Csaba Barta and Banrida Langstieh (2017) Single Nucleotide Polymorphism of Serotonin receptor (HTR1B and HTR2A) associated with aggression (using STAXI-2 and RPQ assessments) among the Khasi, Hmar and Bengali settlers of Shillong, Meghalaya In Readings in Biological Anthropology (Eds) S. Ghosh and D. K. Limbu New Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation pp 89-111 ISBN: 978-93-86223869
  • Evelyn Ngaithianven and B. T. Langstieh (2013) Dental Caries among the Gowda Caste of Kodagahalli, Mysore District, Karnataka In Studies on Biological Anthropology: Biocultural Dimensions (eds) IJS Bansal, SMS Chahal and B Mukhopadhyay Jhargam: Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (25 INCAA Occasional Papers) pp143-152 ISBN: 81-903866-9-7

Ph. D. Awarded/Supervised: 3 PhD Awarded and 6 under Supervision

  1. Ms. Arundhuti Das, 2015. A population genetic study on Serotonergic polymorphisms among three ethnic populations of Shillong. Hungarian Scholarship Board for Ph.D. Student Fellowship 2012-2013; Hungarian Scholarship Board for Post Ph.D. Student Fellowship 2014-2015; Currently UGC Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship 2015-2018 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
  2. Ms. Sezolu Khamu, 2016. Health status of the elderly Chakhesang population: A comparative study of the Chokris and Khezhas. UGC JRF NET, Currently UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship 2017-2022, NEHU, Shillong.
  3. Ms. Hoineilam Kipgen, 2019. Maternal and Child Health Status of the Thadou-Kuki of Senapati District of Manipur: An Anthropological Study.

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:  

(a) International

  1. Molecular Anthropology in Northeast India, at IIT Guwahati Biodiverse 2018 Symposium and 25th Association for DNA Technologies (ADNAT) meeting dated 27-29 Jan 2018 organised by Bio Engineering Research Laboratory, IIT, Guwahati.
  2. Molecular Anthropological Insight into the ‘Khasi’, International Conference on Austro-Asiatic Languages in South and South-East Asia, Shillong (22-23 Nov 2016) Organised by Department of Linguistics, NEHU, Shillong.
  3. Representing India’s Northeast, Seattle Public School, Seattle, USA, April 2013
  4. Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Well by Doing Good, Marriot Burlington, Vermont, Fulbright Enrichment Seminar (CIES), 10-13 April 2013
  5. Human Behavioural Ecological perspective on Impulsivity & Aggression: An Exploratory study,  Northwest Evolution Ecology and Human Behaviour Symposium, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University, Idaho, USA March 2013
  6. Anthropology in Northeast  India (3 part lecture series), Department of Anthropology, Tacoma Community College, Seattle, USA, March 2013
  7. Bio-anthropological research in Northeast India, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, Nov 2012
  8. Attended the Human Behavioural Ecology & American Physical Anthropology sessions, 114th Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), San Francisco, USA, 14 -18 Nov 2012
  9. Peopling Northeast India: Bio-Anthropological Research, BASS, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, October 2012
  10. Northeast India: Corridor or barrier for human migration, European Association of East Asian Archaeologist -EurASEAA  14, Dublin, Ireland, 18 – 21 September 2012
  11. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETICS:  Its quest down under human behavioural & addictive traits, Institute of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Patho Chemistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, 14th October 2011

(b) National

  1. Arundhuti Das and B. T. Langstieh (2014) Aggression and its genetic association: Exploration from The Gene-Culture co-evolution prospective paper presented at National Seminar on New Arenas in Biological Anthropology, organized by Department of Anthropology, NEHU, Shillong, 19-21Nov 2014.
  2. Langstieh B.T. (2012) Culture, Tradition and Social Structure – Are there genetic influences on human behavioral and addictive traits? Invited lecture at the National Seminar on “Tribal Health and Genomics” organized by Department of Molecular Human Genetics, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Dated 19-21 March 2012.
  3. Langstieh B.T. (2011) Why women do not opt for the profession of Scientific Research – Examining the Challenges and Identifying their Needs. DST funded Workshop organized by Department of Anthropology, NEHU, Shillong dated 21st -22nd October 2011
  4. Langstieh B.T. (2010) Evolution the central concept of all biology: Contemporary reflections. Invited Lecture to the Golden Jubilee of the Department of Zoology, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong dated 3rd Sept 2010
  5. Langstieh B.T. (2009) Austro-Asiatic Tribes of Northeast India: DNA findings Paper presented at the National Seminar on "Cultures of North East India: Ethnic and Archaeological Background" organized by the Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training Eastern India (CASTEI), November 5th - 7th 2009, Indian Museum,  Kolkata, India.

Seminar/Symposium/Conference attended (National):

  • George van Driem (Univ of Bern, Switzerland) and Tonmoy Bhattacharya (DU) Cultural Genetics 4th June 2017 IIT Guwahati (Bio Engineering Research Laboratory) invited talks.

Collaboration/Consultancy: (if any) Abroad:

  1. Previous & Current
    1. Prof. Maria Sasvari-Szekely and Dr. Csaba Barta, Institute of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and PathoChemistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
    2. Prof. Zsolt Demetrovics and Dr. Anna Szekely, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
    3. Prof. Donna Leonetti, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle.
    4. Dr. Geoff Kushnick, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra.
    5. Dr. Brian E. Hemphill, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA.
    6. Dr. Alexandra Alvergne, Department of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford University, London, UK.
    7. Dr. Jeremy Koster, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
  2. Collaboration India:
    1. Dr. Lutika N. Lyngdoh, Blood Bank, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.
    2. Dr. Abhijeet Bhatia, ENT Department and Dr. Star Pala, Community Medicine, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.