Laboratory Primate Newsletter


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* Arizona State University, Anthropology Department
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology. Within physical anthropology, specializations in primatology are available. Areas of concentration include primate social behavior and ecology, primate positional behavior and functional anatomy, and primate evolution. Facilities include extensive fossil casts and skeletal collections, a variety of specimens for dissection, and excellent computing capabilities. Faculty interests include relationships between social organization and ecology, infant socialization, parental behavior, functional anatomy and locomotion. Faculty also maintain an association with the Primate Foundation of Arizona, a private chimpanzee breeding colony. Research on chimpanzee social behavior, growth, and development are underway.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Leanne T. Nash (social behavior and ecology of primates, socialization, nocturnal prosimians, experimental analysis of behavior); Mary W. Marzke (physical anthropology, primate anatomy, paleoanthropology, human evolution, growth and development).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Drs. Leanne T. Nash or Mary W. Marzke, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402 [602-965-6213; Dr. Nash: 602-965-4812; e-mail atltn @asuacad.bitnet;; Dr. Marzke: 602-965-6237; e-mail: atmwm@asuacad.bitnet;].

* Primate Foundation of Arizona, in association with Arizona State University
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A private, non-profit, chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) breeding colony pursuing research in social behavior to improve captive management, quality of life, and reproductive potential. Internships: Minimum of 60 days during summer months. No stipend. Study the behavior, well-being, and management of captive chimpanzees.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Jo Fritz, Director & Research Director (captive management and general behavior); Sue Howell, M.A. (individual differences, environmental enrichment and well-being); Leanne Nash, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, A.S.U. (social behavior); Mary Marzke, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, A.S.U. (physical growth and development).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jo Fritz, Director, Primate Foundation of Arizona, P.O. Box 20027, Mesa, AZ 85277-0027.


* California State University, San Marcos, Department of Psychology
PROGRAM NAME: Master of Arts in General Experimental Psychology.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Nancy Caine (callitrichid behavior), with possibilities for collaboration with primatologists at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Nancy Caine, Dept. of Psychology, CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92096 [e-mail:].

* University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM NAME AND DESCRIPTION: Primate Studies Program. A comprehensive program in primate studies emphasizing behavior, development, and ecology, focused on primate species as integrated systems.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Phyllis Dolhinow (development and behavior of human and nonhuman primates, primate evolution); Katharine Milton (energetics, behavior and ecology of human and nonhuman primates, special interest in dietary questions).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Graduate Office, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.

* University of California, Davis, Psychology Department
PROGRAM NAME: Comparative Psychology and Physiological Psychology are specializations within the Psychobiology program.
FACULTY & THEIR SPECIALTIES: Leo M. Chalupa (central mechanisms of vision, prenatal development of sensory systems in the mammalian brain); Richard G. Coss (developmental psychobiology, evolution, experimental aesthetics, antipredator behavior); Michael S. Gazzaniga (cognitive neuroscience); Kenneth R. Henry (audition, physiological psychology, behavioral genetics, developmental psychobiology, aging); Leah A. Drubitzer (evolutionary neurobiology); George R. Mangun (human cognitive neurophysiology); Peter R. Marler (animal communciation, neuroethology); William A. Mason (primate social behavior); Sally P. Mendoza (behavioral endocrinology, physiological basis of primate social relationships, stress and reproduction); Robert M. Murphey (behavior of domesticated ungulates, genetic correlates of behavior, psychopathology); Donald H. Owings (communication and antipredator behavior, ground squirrel behavior); Robert Sommer (environmental psychology, abnormal psychology, action research); Niels G. Waller (behavior genetics, psychometrics, and personality).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Graduate Admissions, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.


* University of Florida, Psychology Department
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Marc N. Branch (behavioral pharmacology, experimental analysis of behavior).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Marc N. Branch, Psychology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 [904-392-0601; e-mail:].


* Emory University, Department of Psychology
PROGRAM NAME AND DESCRIPTION: Psychobiology Program. All faculty hold joint appointments with the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center and do research at either the Main Station on the Emory Campus or at the Field Station, 20 miles away in Lawrenceville, GA. All students receive full stipend support ($11,800 in 1995) and tuition for four years. Four to six students are accepted in Psychobiology each year; typically, half of these are interested in primate research.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Ronald Boothe (development of primate vision); Harold Gouzoules (primate communication and social behavior); Frans de Waal (primate social systems and reconciliation); Hillary Rodman (primate cognitive neuroscience; visual system); Kim Wallen (primate behavioral endocrinology & development).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Harold Gouzoules, Program Director, Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322 [404-727-7444; e-mail:]. For application materials or brochures: Katherine Gaddie, Graduate Coordinator [404-727-7456; e-mail:].

* Emory University, Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Behavior and Biology of Primates Training Program: Postdoctoral training is available in several sciences that contribute to our understanding of the behavior and biology of primates. These include: primate behavior, including learning, memory, cognition, communication, social behavior and psychopharmacology; molecular medicine; neurosciences; vision; and primate models of human diseases. Training facilities: Training facilities of the Yerkes Center including its Field Station, as well as a wide variety of other laboratories at the Main Station, are available. Funding for Research Associates and Research Fellows generally is derived from individual research grants at the center or fellowships awarded by public and private agencies.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Tom Gordon, Associate Director for Scientific Programs, Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322.

* Georgia State University, Language Research Center, Dept. of Psychology, Biology, & Communication
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Comparative biobehavioral, cognitive, and language studies with primates.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh (PI for primate cognition, biopsychology, primatology, apes and language); Duane M. Rumbaugh (project director; primate intelligence and cognition); Rose Sevcik (developmental comparative psychology; language acquisition in special populations of children); Shelly Williams (learning and communication); David Washburn (comparative cognitive psychology); Daniel Rice (cognition). Also, co-investigators in various disciplines at GSU and other universities here and abroad.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Language Research Center, Georgia State Univ., University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 [e-mail:].

* University of Georgia, Athens, Psychology and Anthropology Departments
PROGRAM NAMES: Biopsychology with a specialty area in primatology; Biological Anthropology.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Psychology: Irwin S. Bernstein (primatology, social organization, aggression, sex, dominance); Roger K. Thomas (cognition, intelligence, concept use, learning and memory); B. E. Mulligan (sensory psychology, animal communication, human factors psychology); Joseph D. Allen (human psychophysiology, animal learning, adjunctive behavior, laboratory instrumentation); Dorothy Fragaszy (primate behavior, cognition, development, motor skills, social behavior). Anthropology: Carolyn L. Ehardt (biological anthropology, primate social organization, affiliation, kinship, epidemiology); Ben G. Blount (primate communication, socialization); Charles R. Peters (physical anthropology, human origins, ecology, primate diet, Africa). We also enjoy full cooperation with other departments and universities within the University of Georgia System, as well as collaboration with the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center of Emory University and the Atlanta Zoo.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Biopsychology Program, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-3013 [706-542-2174; FAX: 706-542-3275]. Graduate Coordinator for Anthropology (Biological Anthropology Program), Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 [706-542-3922].


* Northwestern University Medical School, Department of CMS Biology
PROGRAM NAME: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: L. R. Cochard (dental allometry); M. Dagosto (prosimian evolution, systematics, locomotion); M. J. Ravosa (experimental functional morphology, skull form); B. T. Shea (growth, allometry, Miocene and recent hominoids); A. Yoder (molecular systematics, living and subfossil Malagasy lemurs).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Any of the above faculty or Dr. A. Telser, Director, IGP, at: Dept CMS Biology, Northwestern Univ. Med. School, 303 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3008 [1-800-255-4166].

* Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Anthropology Department
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in anthropology, with specialization in physical anthropology, including primate anatomy, evolution, and behavior. Specializations in anthropoid evolution, paleontology, comparative anatomy, human osteology and epidemiology.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Brenda R. Benefit (primate paleontology, especially catarrhines; functional anatomy; diet and dentition; paleoecology); Robert S. Corruccini (paleontology, osteology, multivariate methods, dental anthropology, epidemiology); Susan M. Ford (primate evolution, especially platyr-rhines; functional morphology; evolutionary theory and systematics; locomotion). In other departments: Lee C. Drickamer (Zoology: animal behavior, particularly rodents and primates); Carey Krajewski (Zoology: molecular systematics and evolution).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4502 [e-mail:].

* University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology, Department of Ecology & Evolution, Committee on Evolutionary Biology
PROGRAM NAMES: Doctoral programs, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Department of Anthropology, Department of Ecology & Evolution.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Jeanne Altmann (Evolutionary Biology: life histories and behavioral ecology, especially maternal behavior and behavioral ontogeny); Martha McClintock (Biopsychology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Development: menstrual synchrony, pheromonal communication); Russell Tuttle (Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology: primate morphology, locomotion, and behavior). Leigh Van Valen (Evolutionary Biology: population biology and evolutionary theory); Michael J. Wade (Evolutionary Biology: population biology and evolutionary theory); Carole Ober (Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anthropology: human and nonhuman primate genetics).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Any of the above at the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, 940 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637.


* Boston University School of Medicine, Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Doctoral and post-doctoral training in anatomy and neurobiology. The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology offers a Ph.D. in anatomy and neurobiology. In addition, there is an active post-doctoral training program, with emphasis on neuroanatomy. While a variety of species is utilized in the research projects conducted within the department, a number of members of the faculty (Drs. Pandya, Rosene, Moss, Peters, and Feldman) have programs focused on the rhesus monkey.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: D. N. Pandya (the organization and thalamocortical relations of the cerebral cortex of rhesus monkeys); D. L. Rosene (organization of the limbic system in the rhesus monkey, particularly the connections and histochemistry of the hippocampus and amygdala); M. B. Moss (neuronal plasticity and neurobiology of memory); A. Peters (intrinsic and ultrastructural organization of the cerebral cortex, aging changes in monkey cerebral cortex); M. F. Feldman (aging in the brain stem auditory nuclei and cochlea of the rhesus monkey).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Alan Peters, Chairman, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston Univ. Sch. of Med., Boston, MA 02118.


* University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Anatomy
PROGRAM NAME AND/OR DESCRIPTION: Ph.D. in Anatomy. The program is intended to provide a broad background in biomedical science, to provide expertise in a selected area of research, and to develop the skills and insights necessary to become an effective teacher and independent investigator. The core curriculum consists of human gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, and neuroanatomy. Faculty members conduct active research in a variety of areas, including sensory and motor systems neurobiology, and the role of cells and extracellular matrix in cell, developmental, and cardiovascular biology.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: There are 21 faculty members associated with the department, including the following working with primates: Duane E. Haines (cerebellar interconnections with somatic and visceral relay centers); Dora Angelaki and W. Michael King (vestibular and oculomotor physiology); James C. Lynch (functional organization of association cortex); Terence P. Ma (neural control of primate eye movements); Paul J. May (neural control of extraocular and intraocular musculature); Gregory A. Mihailoff (role of the basilar pons in motor control); Susan Warren (neural basis of somatosensory information processing) [not in the Anatomy Dept: William Wooverton (drug dependency)].
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Anatomy Graduate Coordinator, Department of Anatomy, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505 [Main Department office: 601-984-1662; FAX: 601-984-1655].


* University of New Mexico

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Doctoral study through admission to either the Biological or the Human Evolutionary Ecology Programs of the Department of Anthropology. Program foci are either primate systematics, biogeography, and paleobiology (Biological) or primate life history strategies and socioecology (Human Evolutionary Ecology). Master's level students (thesis option) with more applied focus are also admitted to the Biological Program.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Jeffery W. Froehlich (primate paleontology, alpha systematics, and biogeography, North and Central America, Indonesia); Jane B. Lancaster (human evolutionary ecology, primate social behavior, evolution of human behavior, life history strategies, reproductive effort, mating and parental investment).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Graduate Secretary, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1986 [505-277-4524]. E-mail inquiries: Dr. Lancaster: [] or Dr. Froehlich [].


* Cornell University, Ecology and Systematics Section of the Division of Biological Sciences; Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Human Biology Program: Primate studies appear in Cornell University's Section of Ecology and Systematics of the Division of Biological Sciences, and in the Department of Anthropology. The primate studies are in both the Human Biology Program for undergraduates and in the graduate program. There are courses, laboratories, and seminars in comparative primate anatomy, primate evolution, primate ecology, and primate paleontology.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Kenneth A. R. Kennedy (primate comparative anatomy, paleontology, and evolution). We are curators of collections of skeletal material, casts of fossil nonhuman and human primates, and some brains for teaching and research purposes. There are faculty members in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University who have research and teaching programs in primate studies. Persons to contact in Psychology are Drs. Robert Johnston and Barbara Finlay, Uris Hall, Cornell University. Comparative anatomy courses involving primates are offered by Dr. John Bertram in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University's Ithaca campus. Also near the campus, at the Research Park facility, Dr. Julian M. Humphries, Jr. is a curator of primate skeletal collections in his capacity as Research and Curatorial Associate.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Kenneth A. R. Kennedy, Ecology and Systematics, Division of Biological Sciences, Corson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 [607-255-6582]; and Meredith Small, Department of Anthropology, McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 [607-255-5137].

* Fordham University, Biological Sciences
PROGRAM NAME AND DESCRIPTION: Ecology. Fordham University is part of the New York City Doctoral Consortium. Ph.D. students at Fordham may take classes at C.U.N.Y., N.Y.U., and Columbia. Collaborative arrangements permit Fordham students to do tutorials and conduct research at the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden adjacent to the University, and at other nearby institutions including the American Museum of Natural History.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Carey Yeager (Feeding ecology, social structure, conservation, Asian primates, particularly Nasalis larvatus, field station in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia); David Burney (human, hominid and primate paleoecology, lemur extinctions and biogeography, tropical conservation, reserve management, long-term projects in Madagascar and Africa); Craig Frank (mammalian physiology, behavioral ecology); Ellen Dierenfeld (Adjunct: zoo nutrition, wild primate diets, foraging theory).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Burney and departmental information: Dept of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458; Dr. Yeager or Dr. Frank: The Louis Calder Center of Fordham University, Box K, 53 Whippoorwill Rd, Armonk, NY 10504 [914-273-3078; FAX: 914-273-2167]; E. Dierenfeld: Wildlife Conservation Park (Bronx Zoo), 185th Street and Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460.

* City University of New York, Anthropology Department
See under: The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

* Columbia University, Anthropology Department
See under: The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

* New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: NYCEP is a graduate training program funded by NSF. It consists of 3 degree-granting institutions -- City University of New York (CUNY), Columbia University (CU), and New York University (NYU) -- in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Our focus is human as well as nonhuman primates from the perspectives of comparative morphology, paleontology and systematics, molecular and population genetics, behavior and ecology, and conservation biology. Students in this program will take courses in all these areas at the three universities, attend seminars that draw upon the staff of all five cooperating institutions, and have the opportunity to engage in original research in laboratories, museums, and in the field. NYCEP will offer up to six renewable fellowships yearly (to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents), each with a stipend and full tuition waiver. Members of groups underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, the graduate programs of the three collaborating universities offer full financial aid programs with regular fellowships as well as special opportunities for minority students and all highly qualified applicants regardless of nationality. NYCEP further offers lab and field internships, special funds for summer research and meeting participation, and additional funds for minority support. Appropriate undergraduate majors for NYCEP applicants include biological anthropology and other life sciences. Applicants not accepted by NYCEP will be considered for regular financial aid and may participate in many of the special programs. Students apply jointly to NYCEP and to one or more cooperating university.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Patricia S. Bridges, CUNY (skeletal biology and paleopathology of human populations); Tim Bromage, CUNY (paleo-anthropology and developmental morphology); Marina Cords, CU (primate behavior, especially African cercopithecids); Eric Delson, CUNY (paleoanthropology; catarrhine systematics and evolution, biochronology); Rob De Salle, AMNH (molecular systematics); Todd R. Disotell, NYU (molecular systematics and evolution, catarrhine primates); Terry Harrison, NYU (catarrhine systematics, comparative morphology and primate paleontology); Ralph L. Holloway, CU (paleoneurology, human evolution); Clifford J. Jolly, NYU (genetics, systematics, and comparative morphology of primates); Fred Koontz, WCS (conservation biology, translocation and reintroduction of primate populations); Jeffrey T. Laitman, CUNY (paleoanthropology, evolution of speech); Ross D. MacPhee, AMNH (development and systematics of primates and other mammals); Colleen McCann, WCS (conservation biology, behavior and ecology of cercopithecids, hormonal mediation of behavior); Don J. Melnick, CU (population genetics and molecular evolution of higher primates); Hilary Simons Morland, WCS (tropical conservation, primate behavior and ecology, especially Malagasy lemurs); Michael Novacek, AMNH (systematics of mammals and early primates); John F. Oates, CUNY (ecology and behavior of catarrhine primates, tropical forest conservation); John G. Robinson, WCS (conservation biology, neotropical primates); Frank Spencer, CUNY (history of biological anthropology); Sara Stinson, CUNY (pop-ulation biology of living humans); Karyl Swartz CUNY (comparative psychology, primate cognition); Frederick S. Szalay, CUNY (morphology, paleontology, and systematics of primates and other mammals); Ian Tattersall, AMNH (systematics and evolution of lemuriform primates and hominids); John A. Van Couvering, AMNH (geochronology and stratigraphy of the Old World Cenozoic); Amy Vedder, WCS (conservation biology, gorillas, African colobines); Ward Wheeler, AMNH (molecular systematics); Field adjuncts: Marcio Ayres, WCS-Brazil (conservation biology and ecology of neotropical primates); Elizabeth Bennett, WCS-Malaysia (conservation biology and leaf monkey ecology); Bill Bleisch, WCS-China (conservation biology and Chinese snub-nosed monkey ecology).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Eric Delson, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024 [212-769-5992; FAX: 212-769-5842].

* New York University, Anthropology Department
See under: The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology


* Duke University, Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
PROGRAM NAME: Graduate Study in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Matt Cartmill (anthropoid and primate origins, history of ideas about animal consciousness); Kenneth E. Glander (ecology and social organization); William L. Hylander (func-tional and evolutionary morphology of the masticatory apparatus); Richard F. Kay (anthropoid phylogeny, based especially on cranial and dental anatomy, through paleontological field research); Mary Maas (mammalian evolution, dental functional morphology); Theresa R. Pope (interrelationship between social organization, behavioral ecology, and genetic structure of primate populations); Elwyn L. Simons (primate paleontology); Kathleen K. Smith (vertebrate evolutionary morphology); John W. Terborgh (tropical forest ecology); Carel P. van Schaik (socioecology); Frances J. White (behavioral ecology); Steven Churchill (functional morphology of upper limb bones in later stages of human evolution, Neanderthals); V. Louise Roth (Evolutionary modification of growth and development in mammals).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dept. of Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, Director of Graduate Studies, Box 3170 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.

* Wake Forest University, Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Master's degree, with training in primatology. The program makes use of the 1300-monkey colony (mostly group-housed macaques) at the Comparative Medicine Clinical Research Center (part of Bowman Gray School of Medicine), and has access to facilities in Indonesia.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jay Kaplan, Depts. of Comparative Med. and Anthropology, Bowman Gray School of Med., Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1040 [910-716-1522; e-mail: jkaplan@].


* Kent State University, Psychology Department
PROGRAM NAME: Experimental psychology
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: F. Robert Treichler (primate learning and retention mechanisms; retention of concurrently learned tasks; interference effects in complex retention).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dept. of Psychology, Kent State Univ., Kent, OH 44242.

* The Ohio State University, Anthropology Department
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Graduate work in primatology is part of the specialization of the Ph.D. program in physical anthropology. Students receive training in primate ethology, primate evolution and primate conservation. Field studies are strongly encouraged.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Frank E. Poirier (primate ethology, particularly socialization; conservation of endangered species; primate evolution); Paul Sciulli (primate dentition, primate evolution, primate genetics). Additionally, students are advised to take courses in the departments of psychology and zoology and the School of Natural Resources, all of which have faculty interested in primatology.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Frank E. Poirier, Dept. of Anthropology, Lord Hall, The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH 43210.


* Oregon Regional Primate Research Center
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: We do not have a formal program in primatology, but we do train pre- and postdoctoral students in using primates for biomedical research. The ORPRC is one of seven federally funded centers designed to advance knowledge about human health problems through research with nonhuman primates. The ORPRC encourages scientists and students from the Northwest and other regions to make use of its unique research opportunities in several disciplines, including reproductive biology and behavior, neuroscience, perinatal physiology, and infectious diseases. The Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland is the host institution of the Center. It provides an academic affiliation, and many ORPRC scientists have faculty appointments at the OHSU School of Medicine. The Center staff includes about 55 scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or D.V.M. degrees, as well as 130 technical, support, and service employees. Among the services provided are veterinary care, surgery, pathology, electron microscopy, radioimmunoassays, flow cytometry, data processing, bibliographic and other library searches, and medical illustration.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: The Center employs four full-time veterinarians who are involved in the daily care of 2,024 nonhuman primates and small laboratory animals.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, 505 N.W. 185th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006 [503-690-5301].


* Bucknell University, Program in Animal Behavior, Departments of Biology and Psychology.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Bucknell offers the MA or MS in biology, psychology, or Animal Behavior, full-time only, starting in the fall semester. The program requires two years of full-time study, including coursework and thesis. Lab or field work is required. Long-standing colonies in outdoor enclosures of Papio hamadryas and Macaca fuscata. Saimiri sciureus and a new colony of Lemur catta are housed indoors. Other work with animals includes eusocial insects, free-living and laboratory rodents, pigeons, arachnoids, marine mammals, and crustacea.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Douglas K. Candland, chair, evolution of primate cognition and emotion; Michael E. Pereira, evolution of development; mammals.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Douglas K. Candland, chair, Program in Animal behavior, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

* University of Pennsylvania, Departments of Anthropology, Biology, and Psychology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Students may enroll for a Ph.D. with a specialization in Primatology in any of the three sponsoring departments; their graduate program will conform in structure and content to the requirements of each department. A group of core interdisciplinary courses is also offered for Primatology students, in addition to courses that pertain to their specialty (e.g., cognition, ecology, behavior). Other resources include the Veterinary School, the Medical School, the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Philadelphia Zoo.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Dorothy L. Cheney (Biology: behavior, communication, cognition); Robert S. O. Harding (Anthropology: ecology, behavior); Robert M. Seyfarth (Psychology: behavior, communication, cognition).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact the appropriate person at the department of interest, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19104, or; rharding@pennsas; or

* University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM NAME: Physical Anthropology Graduate Program
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Steven J. C. Gaulin (evolution of behavioral adaptations, particularly those that differ between the sexes; use of evolutionary theory, behavioral ecology, and comparative psychology to model the evolution of human behavior); Mark P. Mooney (craniofacial and development biology, comparative anatomy, experimental morphology, physiological adaptations to extreme environments, development of animal models for facial clefts); Jeffrey H. Schwartz (method, theory, and philosophy in evolutionary biology; origin and diversification of primates; human and faunal skeletal analysis; dentofacial growth and development); Michael I. Siegel (craniofacial biology, with a clinical speciality in cleft palate; functional anatomy; animal models; physiological adaptation).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Catherine S. Morrow, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.


* University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University), Department of Psychology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology with specialty concentration in Biopsychology. Within Biopsychology, training is available in comparative studies of brain and behavior in primates with emphasis on sexual behavior and birth sex ratio biases, laterality, vision, cognition, and individual differences. A large breeding colony of small-eared bushbabies (Otolemur garnettii) are available for study. Research opportunities are principally in the study of behavior but there is a large archive of serial sections of brains of primates and other mammals available.
FACULTY: Jeannette P. Ward.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Jeannette P. Ward, Dept. of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 [901-678-2375; FAX: 901-678-2579; e-mail:].

* Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Psychology Department offers a Ph.D. program in which research activities concentrate on sensory and cognitive aspects of primate behavior and the anatomical and physiological substrates for such behavior. Special interests are in the development and evolution of complex sensory-cognitive systems in primates. Research involves Prosimians and several species of Old World and New World monkeys. Methods include computer-assisted studies of behavior, microelectrode recordings from behaving animals, and current anatomical and physiological procedures.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: V. A. Casagrande (development of the visual system, behavior, anatomy, and neurophysiology); S. Florence (develop-ment of somatosensory system); J. H. Kaas (plasticity of sensory motor systems, normal organization and evolution of complex systems); J. Schall (neural activity during behavior, visuomotor systems).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jon H. Kaas, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Psychology Building, Nashville, TN 37240.


* University of Texas, Austin, Anthropology Department
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in anthropology, with specialization in physical anthropology, including primate anatomy, evolution, and behavior.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Claud Bramblett [] (physical anthropology, primate behavior, osteology); John Kappelman [] (physical anthropology, paleobiology, primate evolution, functional morphology); Deborah Overdorff [] (physical anthropology, ecology, primatolgy, Madagascar); Liza Shapiro [] (physical anthropology, primate evolution, functional morphology, locomotion).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dept. of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 [e-mail:].


* Central Washington University, Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute, Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: M.S. in Psychology includes opportunity for research in the following areas: chimpanzee language, cognition, and behavior.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Roger S. Fouts (chimpanzee language).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Roger S. Fouts, Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute, Central Washingon University, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7573 [e-mail: or].

* University of Washington, Department of Psychology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Animal Behavior Program at the University of Washington is dedicated to providing the best possible graduate training including research techniques, theory, and investigative work with animals both in the laboratory and in natural habitats, preserves, or progressive zoos. The program leads to the Ph.D. in Psychology, with special training in animal behavior (including primate social behavior). It is administered by the core faculty in animal behavior, listed below. One of the great assets of the Animal Behavior Program is the interest and competence of faculty in departments other than Psychology. Cordial and cooperative relationships exist with behavior-oriented colleagues in Zoology, Wildlife Science (College of Fisheries and School of Forest Resources), the Conservation Biology Program, and the Regional Primate Research Center. Excellent rapport and research affiliations also exist with the Woodland Park Zoological Gardens, Pt. Defiance Zoo, the Seattle Aquarium, Northwest Trek, Friday Harbor and the greater Puget Sound.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Joan S. Lockard (primate social behavior, human ethology, zoo animal behavior, neurobehavior); Michael D. Beecher, (animal communication, avian sociobiology and ecology); Gene P. Sackett (primate development and behavior); David P. Barash (sociobiology, behavioral ecology, animal behavior and evolution); Eliot A. Brenowitz (avian behavior, neuroethology, neuroendocrinology, animal communication).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Joan S. Lockard, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology Box 351525, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98l95-1525 [e-mail: jsl@u].


* University of Wisconsin, Madison, Psychology, Anthropology and Zoology Departments
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Several Departments have programs related to primatology in addition to the Primate Center. Subjects for captive research include rhesus macaques, squirrel monkeys, cotton-top tamarins and pygmy marmosets. Active field research programs are current in Brazil, Ecuador, and Kenya. A masters program in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development has a strong emphasis on primate conservation.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Walter Leutenegger [e-mail:] (Anthropology: evolutionary biology, morphological adaptations); Karen B. Strier [e-mail:] (Anthropology and Zoology: primate behavioral ecology and conservation); Christopher Coe (Psychology: Director, Harlow Laboratory of Biological Psychology, psychoimmunology); Charles T. Snowdon (Psychology and Zoology: communication, reproductive biology and behavior); Timothy Moermond (Zoology: Director, Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, behavioral ecology, foraging behavior, community ecology).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact the faculty members listed for each program, or the Admissions Secretary of the appropriate department: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.

* University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Ecology, population genetics, comparative anatomy, and aging in primates, especially African monkeys. DNA analysis for paternity determination of nonhuman primates. Evolution, behavior, and functional morphology of non-human primates.More than 500 embalmed and skeletonized specimens of Cercopithecus aethiops, Cercopithecus ascanius, Cercocebus albigena, Papio cynocephalus, Saimiri sciureus, Cebus albifrons, and Saguinus nigricollis. The Department of Anthropology has graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Fred Anapol (primate functional morphology, muscle biology, skeletal analysis); Trudy R. Turner (DNA analysis, nonhuman primate population genetics, ecology and evolution, medical genetics); Neil C. Tappen, emeritus (primate anatomy, ecology, and evolution; structure and function of bone and muscle).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

* Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduate School
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Research at the Center is performed within the domain of 6 Research Groups: Aging and Metabolic Diseases, Immunology and Virology, Physiological Ethology, Psychobiology, Neurobiology, and Reproduction and Development. Students may conduct research at the Center by enrolling in an appropriate academic department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and choosing a faculty advisor with Center affiliation. Appropriate departments for graduate students wishing to do research at the Center include Psychology, Zoology, Anthropology, Physiology, Pathology, Veterinary Science, and Meat and Animal Science, as well as such interdisciplinary programs as the Endocrinology-Reproductive Physiology Program and the Neuroscience Training Program. For information about these departments and programs, potential students should write to The Graduate School, Bascom Hall, UW-Madison, Madison, WI 53706.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: The Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center has approximately 175 (midwest, national and international) Ph.D.-, M.D.-, and D.V.M.-level scientists. The Center Director and Research Group Chairs are listed here: John P. Hearn, Director, and Chair, Reproduction and Development, (608-263-3500); David H. Abbott, Chair, Physiological Ethology, (608-263-3583); Christopher Coe, Chair, Psychobiology, (608-263-3550); Richard Weindruch, Chair, Aging and Metabolic Disease, (608-262-0788]; David Pauza, Chair, Immunology and Virology, (608-262-9147); Ei Terasawa, Chair, Neurobiology, (608-263-3579).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: John P. Hearn, Director, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, 1220 Capitol Court, Madison, WI 53715.


* Australian National University, Canberra, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology
PROGRAM NAME AND DESCRIPTION: M.A. (by coursework and thesis, or by thesis alone) and Ph.D. programs in Biological Anthropology, including Primatology. Graduates of this program have worked on colobine dentition; primate digestive strategies; Southeast Asian macaque variation; European Miocene hominoids; and gibbon social organization and ecology in central Borneo. The Physical Anthropology Laboratory of the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology has a collection of primate skulls and skeletons, Australian mammal skulls, and casts of fossil primates including hominids. Students from overseas wishing to study at Australian Universities are charged a Foreign Students' Fee, currently A$12,000; there are a few Overseas Student Scholarships which cover this fee. Further Scholarships are available to cover living expenses.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Colin P. Groves (primate taxonomy, evolution, functional morphology, behavior, ecology); Robert Attenborough (behavior, genetics, epidemiology). Collaboration is also possible with Simon Easteal (John Curtin School of Medical Research, same university), specializing in primate genetics, including DNA.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr C. P. Groves, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.


* University of Calgary, Department of Anthropology, Calgary
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Masters and Doctoral programs available in primatological studies, principally oriented towards behavioral and behavioral ecology approaches. Work in systematics and palaeoprimatology is also acceptable. Both programs require course-work, a formal research proposal defense, a candidacy examination for doctoral students, field research minimum of 4 and 12 months respectively, and preparation and defense of a thesis. The department has research relationships with the South Texas Primate Observatory (Arashiyama "A" troop), various primate research centers and zoos in the USA, the Budongo Forest Project in Uganda, and other field sites.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Usher Fleising (sociobiology, methodology, ethology); James Paterson (behavioral ecology, thermobiology, allometry and bioenergetics, postural studies, evolutionary and taxonomic theory, methodology and data acquisition); Mary McDonald Pavelka (behavior, social dynamics, Japanese macaques).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr U. Fleising, Head, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4, or e-mail to: or

* University of Alberta, Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology with a specialization in primatology.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Dr. Pamela Asquith (anthropomorphism and animal behavior studies, history and development of primatology, comparative approaches to Japanese and Western primate studies, culture of science); Dr. Nancy Collinge (social cognition in nonhuman primates in general and the development of the cognitive domain in particular. The contextual and environmental factors affecting the development of social cognition in nonhuman primate infants); Dr. Linda Fedigan (Life histories, sex selection, and behavioral ecology of monkeys living in multi-male, multi-female societies. Field sites in Costa Rica, Japan, and the U.S. Research on gender and science); Dr. Lisa Gould (Social behavior and socioecology of primates, especially prosimians; effect of female dominance, sex differences; long-term demographic studies).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Linda Fedigan, Associate Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H4.


* University of Liverpool Hominid Palaeontology Research Group (Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology) and School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies (Department of Archaeology)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: MSc in Early Hominid Studies. An intensive, interdisciplinary course over one year provides a broadly-based theoretical and practical understanding of our own origins and biology and that of our closest relatives within the larger context of climatic change and the evolution of life. It provides an excellent basis for further research in the field. Graduates with a first degree in a variety of arts and science subjects may enroll.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Robin Crompton (primate ecology, behavior, and evolution); Robin Dunbar (primate social behavior and evolution); Michael Günther (functional morphology and biomechanics); John Gowlett (paleolithic archaeology; early hominid sites; radiocarbon dating); Alf Latham (geochronology and geoarchaeology); Gabriele Macho (early hominid evolution; gnathic and dental evolution, function, and development); John Shaw (paleomagnetism); Anthony Sinclair (archaeological theory; late paleolithic); Bernard Wood (early hominid evolution and anatomy).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Gabriele Macho, Hominid Palaeontology Research Group, Dept of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool, P.O. Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX, England [].


* Universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews and Stirling
PROGRAM NAME AND DESCRIPTION: Scottish Primate Research Group (SPRG). The SPRG is a joint enterprise between three Scottish Universities, each an hour's travel time from the others. Each institution provides funds for regular attendance at joint research and seminar meetings. At present the group includes 5 core members, together with over 30 postgraduate students, research assistants and associates. Field studies are carried out at several African sites, especially in Gabon, Kenya, and Rwanda; studies of captive primates rely on well-housed groups at Edinburgh and Belfast Zoos, as well as major primate centers in France and USA.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: James R. Anderson (Stirling, Psychology: Social behavior, learning and cognition; environmental enrichment); Hannah Buchanan-Smith (Psychology, Stirling: Polyspecific associations, environmenal enrichment); Elizabeth Rogers (Zoology, Edinburgh: Feeding ecology of African apes); Richard Byrne (Psychology, St Andrews: Cognition in primates, manual skill and laterality, foraging behavior); Andrew Whiten (Psychology, St Andrews: Developmental behavioral ecology, social learning, cognition).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Postgraduate Admissions, School of Psychology, Univ. of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JU, Scotland, or Department of Psychology, Univ. of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland.

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