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.

 Jason is Editor-in-Chief of Evolutionary Anthropology and is one of the co-Director's of the Kasanka Baboon Project

The Lab adheres to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Sexual Harassment Policy. Also, we strongly support the University's Diversity Plan and strive to create an antiracist society. 

Lab News

March 15, 2021: Congrats to Mandy Fuchs for receiving a NSF DDRIG grant to support her dissertation research on Kasanka baboon movement ecology and microbiomes!

March 10, 2021: Congrats to Drew Best for accepting a tenure track position in the Biology Department at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts!

January 11, 2021: Congrats to Mandy Fuchs for receiving a grant from the Leakey Foundation to support her dissertation research!

Aug 31, 2020: Check out our new open-access papers on chimpanzee hair color and lemur evolution

May 11, 2020: Congrats to Postdoc John Rowan for his upcoming tenure track position in the Anthropology Department at SUNY Albany!