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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. In addition, Jason 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. 


July 2024

Our new paper on the evolution of East African mammal communities is now published in Nature Ecology and Evolution

April 2024

Our new paper on stress, social support, and symptoms at midlife, led by Peteneinuo Rulu, is now published in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology!

February 2024

Our new paper on menopausal symptoms and stress, led by Peteneinuo Rulu, is now published here!

December 2023

Congrats to Rachel Bell for defending her dissertation! 

October 2023

Congrats to Anna Weyher for defending her dissertation! 

August 2023

Welcome new Postdocs Jacob Feder and Sharmi Sen!

July 2023

Our new paper on human mean age at menarche is now published at the American Journal of Human Biology.

June 2023

We are searching for a postdoc! Find more info here.

May 2023

Congrats to Catie Kitrinos for receiving a NSF DDRIG grant to support her research on microbial transmission between straw-colored fruit bats and Kinda baboons at Kasanka National Park! 

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