© 2019 by Jason Kamilar

The Comparative Primatology Lab, directed by Dr. Jason Kamilar, investigates primate behavior, ecology, and evolution using an integrative and comparative approach. 

We are part of the Anthropology Department and

the Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at UMass Amherst.

Lab News

December 30, 2019: Congrats to Andrew Zamora for receiving a NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant to support his research entitled, "Socio-genomic Evolution of Primates"


December 16, 2019: Excited that our new PNAS paper is now published! "Geographically divergent evolutionary and ecological legacies shape mammal biodiversity in the global tropics and subtropics"

October 29, 2019: Congrats to Drew Best for receiving a Wenner-Gren Foundation grant to support his dissertation research!

October 8, 2019: Congrats to John Rowan on his new PNAS paper examining early hominin ecosystems!


May 13, 2019: Congrats to Rachel Bell for being awarded a NSF GRFP and both Andrew Zamora and Drew Best for obtaining Leakey Foundation grants to support their dissertation research!