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 the AABA's Statement on Race and Racism, and strive to create an antiracist society.
We are searching for a postdoc! Find more info here.
Check out our new article on human sweat gland variation in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology!
Congrats to Catie Kitrinos for receiving a Leakey Foundation grant supporting her dissertation research: "“Bats, baboons, and berries: Microbial transmission at Kasanka National Park”!
Check out our new paper on primate hair microbiomes, published in mSystems!
Our new paper on Kinda baboon behavior is published in Animal Behaviour!
Congrats to Arya Kunaparaju for successfully completing his undergraduate honors thesis!
Excited to have our new graduate student, Laura Haynes, start the program this September!