Faculty, Lecturers & College Fellows
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences,
Affiliate in the Dept. of OEB
On sabbatical, academic year 2012-2013
Peabody Museum 53H | (617) 495-5479
Email: email@example.com | Website | Skletal Bio Lab
Research interests: How and why the human body looks the way it does (functional, developmental and evolutionary anatomy of the skull and postcranium).
Research interests: paleoanthropology, hominoid evolution, anatomy, paleoecology; Africa and Asia .
Research interests: primate behavior and ecology, human ecology, evolutionary biology
Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2013
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website (Coming Soon)
Research interests: My lab's research is on identifying the DNA changes underlying human and non-human primate biological adaptations. In the process of identifying these changes, we seek to reveal basic developmental and genetic mechanisms governing biological trait formation and inheritance as well as their influence on disease risk. In the lab, we use a variety of tools spanning developmental biology, genetics, genomics, comparative biology, and primate/human evolution. Currently, we are focusing on two specific areas: 1) the discovery of the genetic alterations that determine the unique human post-cranial skeleton; and 2) the elucidation of the genetic and developmental architecture underlying the diversity of joint types in primates.
Visiting Professor, academic year 2012-2013
Peabody Museum 56G | 617-495-1870
Research Interests: I use the principles of evolutionary ecology, life history theory, sexual selection theory, and parental investment theory to investigate the role of early psychosocial stress and attachment history in the evolution and development of theory of mind and the capacity for culture and the development of alternative reproductive strategies and their implications for health and health inequalities.Back to Top
Research Interests: reproductive ecology, endrocrinology, human evolutionary biology.Back to Top
Research Interests: "Parent-offspring conflict, sex-biased investment, life history tradeoffs, effects of maternal and environmental conditions on milk production (composition and yield) and the relationship between mother's milk and infant characteristics in macaques. Future research directions include exploring the genetic and epigenetic determinants of milk production and the consequences for infant growth, metabolism, and behavior. Back to Top
Research interests: life history, biodemography, juvenility, cooperative breeding, intergenerational
transfers, demographic and economic transitions, hunter-gatherers and small-scale agriculturalists.
Research interests: infectious disease and primate ecology, bioinformatics and evolutionary biology, conservation of biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases .
Director of Graduate Studies, 2012-2013
Professor, Affiliate in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,
Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Peabody Museum 54A | (617) 495-3576 | Email: email@example.com | website
Research interests:human molecular adaptations, detection of selection in primates, evolution of genes related to pregnancy/reproduction, evolution of gene for human athletic abilities, natural selection on networks and gene pathways.
Research Interests: Evolution of human growth and development, paleoanthropology, primate dental evolution and development.
Research interests: Application of biogeochemical techniques, including immunology and mass spectrometry, to archaeological questions. Ancient DNA and DNA damage. Human impacts on the land, paleodiet, migration and seasonality.
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies & Lecturer
Peabody Museum 52F
Research Interests: Behavioral Endocrinology and evolution of sex differences in humans (physiology, behavior and cognition).
HEB Associate Concentration Advisor
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website
Research interests: Skeletal and dental development; Functional integration; Functional morphology; Masticatory biomechanics.
Research Interests: trabecular bone tissue and the relation between trabecular architecture and orientation, and the locomotion behavior (direction of loading) of living primates and ancient hominins.
Lecturer, Director, Paleoanthropology Lab
Peabody Museum 40C | (617) 495-3720
Research interests: primate evolution, paleontology, geology, paleoenvironments, Miocene hominoids; Parkistan, Southwestern America.
Lecturer, Allston Burr Resident Dean, Quincy
Peabody Museum 55F | (617) 495-1679
Research interests: Reproductive ecology.
Research interests: Cranial development, evolution and allometry
Lecturer, Researcher, Reproductive Ecology Lab
Peabody Museum 56D | (617) 496-1038
Research interests: human behavioral and reproductive endocrinology, reproductive ecology.
Research interests: The Gambia; Human reproductive ecology and endocrinology; ecological variation in puberty, growth and reproductive function in adolescence.
Research interests: The applications of stable isotope ratio measurements for bioarchaeology and low-temperature geochemistry.
Research Interests: Functional morphology of primate locomotor systems, human and nonhuman primate evolution, evolution of bipedality.