Jason Kamilar

Associate Professor

Primate behavior, ecology, and evolution

Editor-in-Chief, Evolutionary Anthropology


Jason's CV

Google Scholar Profile


Email: jkamilar (at) umass.edu

Twitter: @jasonkamilar

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Rachel Bell

Doctoral Student

Dissertation Title: Ecological factors affecting the hair and gut microbiomes of three lemur species at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve

Email: rbbell (at) umass.edu

Twitter: @primate_eco_evo


Drew Best

Doctoral Student

Dissertation Title:  Evolution and diversity of human eccrine sweat glands.

Email: abest (at) umass.edu

Website: www.therunningprimate.com

Amanda Fuchs

Doctoral Student

Dissertation Title: The effects of habitat heterogeneity and semi-permanent water sources on Kinda baboon (Papio kindae) movement ecology and gut microbiome diversity.

Email: afuchs (at) umass.edu

Twitter: @MandyMonkey02


Catherine Kitrinos

Doctoral Student

Primate conservation, evolution, and health; microbiomes; genomics

Email: ckitrinos (at) umass.edu

Anna Weyher

Doctoral Student

Dissertation Title: The behavior and ecology of Kinda baboons (Papio kindae) at Kasanka National Park, Zambia.


Email: aweyher (at) umass.edu

Website: kasankababoonproject.com

Twitter: @KindaCamp


Thomas Wilson

Doctoral Student (co-advised with Todd Disotell)

Primate genetics, coloration, ecology

Email: tcwilson (at) umass.edu

Andrew Zamora

Doctoral Student

Dissertation Title:  Socio-genomic evolution of sifakas (Propithecus).

Email: azamora (at) umass.edu

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Rebecca Leduc

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Major: Biology

University of Massachusetts


Jesse O'Neill

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Major: Animal Science

University of Massachusetts



Devon Thurston

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Major: Pre-Veterinary Science

University of Massachusetts


Other Current and Recent Collaborators

Brenda Bradley, George Washington University

John Rowan, University at Albany

Kenny Chiou, Arizona State University

India Scheider-Crease, Arizona State University

Megan Petersdorf, New York University

Benjamin Mubemba, Copperbelt University

Andrea Baden, Hunter College

Stacey Tecot, University of Arizona

Kaye Reed, Arizona State University

Lydia Beaudrot, Rice University

Tim Webster, University of Utah

Gina Agostini, Midwestern University