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

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!

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"

© 2021 by Jason Kamilar