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.

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

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!

April 11, 2020: Congrats to Catie Kitrinos for receiving a UMass Natural History Collections Grant for her project entitled, "Bats, Baboons, and Berries: Microbial Transmission At Kasanka National Park"

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"

© 2020 by Jason Kamilar