Faculty, Lecturers & College Fellows
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Department Chair, Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences,
Affiliate in the Dept. of OEB, Head Tutor (Undergraduate) Fall 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
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.
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
Professor, Affiliate in the Dept. of OEB, Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, On Sabbatical, Fall 2013
Peabody Museum 54A | (617) 495-3576 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | 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: email@example.com | Website
Research interests: the evolution of male-female social relationships in primates, examining the function of such relationships and how they are formed and maintained.
Lecturers & College Fellows
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.
Peabody Museum Rm. 56G | (617) 495-1679
Research Interests: Great ape and human life history evolution (especially adolescence and the post-reproductive lifespan); reproductive and behavioral endocrinology; stress.
Lecturer, Senior Researcher, Reproductive Ecology Lab
Peabody Museum 56D | (617) 496-1038
Research interests: human behavioral and reproductive endocrinology, reproductive ecology.
Research interests: non-human primate development; proximate and ultimate causes of sex-typed behavior.
Research interests: The applications of stable isotope ratio measurements for bioarchaeology and low-temperature geochemistry.
Research interests: The interaction between body shape and individual kinematics in the control of frontal plane balance of the body during walking and running.
Research interests: Food processing techniques and their effects on hominid biology; specifically the effects of cooking on masticatory force production, bioavailability of nutrients, and skull and dental growth.