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Directory of Graduate Programs in Primatology and Primate Research (1998)

NOTE: This is not the most current directory. Click HERE for the 2000 Directory.


* Arizona State University, Anthropology Department
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: MA and Phd 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, primate community ecology, 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); Kaye E. Reed (primate community ecology, primate paleoecology, primate evolution, paleoanthropology).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Drs. Leanne T. Nash, Mary W. Marzke, or Kaye Reed, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402 [602-965-6213; Dr. Nash: 602-965-4812; e-mail: [email protected]; Dr. Marzke: 602-965-6237; e-mail: [email protected]; Dr. Reed: 602-727-6583; e-mail: [email protected]].

* Primate Foundation of Arizona, in association with Arizona State University.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A private, non-profit, chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) colony pursuing behavioral research with a goal of improving captive management and the well-being of individual animals. Internships: minimum of 60 days during summer months. No stipend. Low-cost summer housing usually available. Assist in on-going behavioral research projects, data entry, data management, and the provision of environmental enrichment.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Jo Fritz, Director & Research Director (captive management and behavior); Sue Howell, MA (environmental enrichment and well-being); Leanne Nash, Phd, Professor of Anthropology, A.S.U. (social behavior).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jo Fritz, Director, Primate Foundation of Arizona, P.O. Box 20027, Mesa, AZ 85277-0027 [602-832-3780; fax: 602-830-7039; e-mail: [email protected]].


* 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: [email protected]].

* University of California, Davis, Psychology Department
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Psychobiology is an area of specialization within the Psychology graduate program.
FACULTY & THEIR SPECIALTIES: John P. Capitanio (primate social behavior and development, personality/temperament, psychoneuroimmunology); 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); Kenneth R. Henry (audition, physiological psychology, behavioral genetics, developmental psychobiology, aging); Leah A. Krubitzer (evolutionary neurobiology); George R. Mangun (human cognitive neurophysiology); 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); Bruno A. Olshausen (vision, computational neuroscience); Donald H. Owings (communication and antipredator behavior, ground squirrel behavior); Niels G. Waller (behavior genetics, psychometrics, and personality); Andrew P. Yonelinas (human memory, action slips, subjective awareness).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Graduate Admissions, Department of Psychology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, 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 Dept, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 [352-392-0601; e-mail: [email protected]].


* Emory University, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
PROGRAM NAME: Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution (PBEE)
FACULTY & THEIR SPECIALTIES: Faculty are from many disciplines, including the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, and Psychology, the Schools of Medicine and of Public Health, the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center (YRPRC).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Frans de Waal (Psychology/Yerkes), Dept of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322 [404-727-7898; e-mail: [email protected]; ].

* 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; reproductive biology and endocrinology; neurobiology, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and psychophysics, particularly as related to visual processes; pathology; 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: Director, 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); 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: [email protected]].

* University of Georgia, Athens, Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Programs, reflecting training in basic anthropological knowledge and the department's focus on environmental and ecological anthropology, lead to the degrees of MA and Phd in Anthropology.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: O. Brent Berlin, Graham Perdue Professor (ethnobiology & ethnobotany); Ben G. Blount (lingistics/culture, ethnoecology, maritime/lacustrine studies of local coastal communities); Alexandra A. Brewis (human population ecology, demography, reproduction, health & sexual behavior); J. Peter Brosius (conservation, environmental idealogies, human ecology); Carolyn L. Ehardt (primatology, epidemiology/ecology of infectious/parasitic diseases); Charles R. Peters (psychology, evolution/animal behavior, primate ecology and human evolution).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Graduate Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1619 [706-542-3922; fax: 706-542-3998; e-mail: [email protected]; ].

* 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; e-mail: [email protected]; ].


* 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; ].

* University of Chicago, Dept. of Anthropology, Dept. of Ecology & Evolution, Committee on Evolutionary Biology.
PROGRAM NAMES: Doctoral programs, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Department of Anthropology, Department of Ecology and 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); Carole Ober (Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anthropology: human and nonhuman primate genetics).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Any of the above c/o the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, 1025 E. 57th St. (Culver Hall 402), Chicago, IL 60637 [e-mail: [email protected]; .


* 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 Phd 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, and Peters) 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 (the intrinsic and ultrastructural organization of the cerebral cortex and aging changes in the monkey cerebral cortex).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Alan Peters, Chairman, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston Univ. School of Med., Boston, MA 02118.


* University of Minnesota, Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The program offers MS and Phd degrees. Activity in the program focuses on the biology of organisms, specifically how they interact in social groups, in populations, in communities, in ecosystems, and how such interactions have influenced the distribution of organisms in space and time. The program provides for a great breadth of training and encourages the interrelation of two or more fields of specialization, including animal behavior, evolutionary ecology, vertebrate ecology, population biology, invertebrate ecology, plant-animal interactions, plant ecology, paleoecology, limnology, and wetland ecology. Opportunities exist for field research in various parts of the world, including Gombe. The Department has recently established the Jane Goodall Institute's Center for Primate Studies, housing all the field-notes and checksheets from Goodall's 35-year study of chimps and the 28-year study of baboons at Gombe.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Anne Pusey (behavioral ecology; parentoffspring interaction; sex differences in development; dispersal patterns; mating systems) and Craig Packer (evolution of cooperative behavior; conflicting reproductive strategies of males and females; comparative mammalian reproductive strategies).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Ecology Bldg., 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108 []; or Terri Alston [e-mail: [email protected]].


* 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 with thesis option and more applied focus are also admitted to the Biological Program.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Jeffery W. Froehlich (early Eocene paleontology, alpha systematics, speciation mechanisms, and modern primate 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]. By e-mail: Dr. Lancaster [[email protected]] or Dr. Froehlich [[email protected]].


* 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 (functional 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.


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

* Miami University, Department of Zoology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Master's and Phd degrees in Zoology, specializing in primatology. Strong links to Biological Anthropology (which has no graduate program). No nonhuman primates on campus, but connections to local zoos (Ohio is the only state to have two breeding colonies of Pan paniscus, at Cincinnati and Columbus Zoos). Focus on ethology, ecology, and paleontology of anthropoids in Africa. The Hefner Zoology Museum is building up primatological collections.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Linda F. Marchant (affiliate in Anthropology; laterality of hand function, chimpanzee behavior, videography); William C. McGrew (laterality of hand function, nonhuman primate culture, chimpanzee behavioral ecology); Isaiah O. Nengo (Director, Hefner Museum; Miocene anthropoids, especially post-cranial structure; locomotor behavior of extant anthropoids).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Graduate Admissions, Dept. of Zoology, Miami Univ., Oxford, OH 45056 [513-529-3100; fax: 513-529-6900; ].

* The Ohio State University, Anthropology Department
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Graduate work in primatology is part of the specialization of the Phd 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); Jeffrey McKee (human evolution, paleoecology, South African fossil baboons). 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 Oregon Regional Primate Research Center 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 Center is affiliated with the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and many ORPRC scientists have faculty appointments at the OHSU School of Medicine. The Center staff includes about 55 scientists with Phd, 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, confocal and 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 2,000 nonhuman primates and 4000 small laboratory animals.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, 505 N.W. 185th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006. [503-690-5301].


* University of Pennsylvania, Departments of Anthropology, Biology, and Psychology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Students may enroll for a Phd with a specialization in primatology in either of the two 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 M. Seyfarth (Psychology: behavior, communication, cognition).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact the appropriate person at the department of interest, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 [e-mail: cheney or [email protected]].

* 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 [e-mail: [email protected]; ].


* Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Psychology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Psychology Department offers a Phd 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 (development of somatosensory system); J. H. Kaas (plasticity of sensory motor systems; normal organization, evolution of complex systems); J. Schall (neural activity during behavior, visuomotor systems).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jon H. Kaas, Phd, Dept. of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Psychology Building, Nashville, TN 37240.


* University of Texas, Austin, Anthropology Dept.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: MA and Phd degrees are offered in Anthropology, with specialization in physical anthropology, including primate anatomy, evolution, and behavior.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Claud A. Bramblett (physical anthropology, primate behavior, osteology); John Kappelman (physical anthropology, paleobiology, primate evolution, functional morphology); Liza Shapiro (physical anthropology, primate evolution, functional morphology, locomotion).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dept. of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712.


* Central Washington University, Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute, Experimental Psychology, Dept. of Psychology.
PROGRAM NAME AND DESCRIPTION: MS 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: [email protected] or [email protected]].

* 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 Phd 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, the Neurobiology 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 colleagues in the greater Puget Sound.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Joan S. Lockard (primate social behavior, human ethology, sociobiology, 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); Sean O'Donnell (social behavior, especially of insects; evolution of eusociality, particularly division of labor and task allocation; behavioral genetics, and physiology); Ellen Covey (comparative neural basis, anatomy, physiology, function, and modeling of audition; auditory-motor pathways; echolocation; and auditory temporal patterns and processing networks).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Joan S. Lockard, Phd, Dept. of Psychology, Box 351525, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98l95-1525 [e-mail: [email protected]].


* 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 MS and Phd 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). In the Department of Biological Sciences: R. J. Hutz (regulation of ovarian function in monkeys, effects of xenobiotics on estrogen receptor signaling).
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 seven Research Groups: Aging and Metabolic Diseases, Immunology and Virology, Immunogenetics, 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 Medicine, 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 Center has approximately 175 (Midwest, national and international) Phd-, M.D.-, and D.V.M.-level scientists. The Center Director and Research Group Chairs are listed here: Joseph W. Kemnitz, Interim Director and Co-Chair, Aging and Metabolic Disease (608-263-3500); David H. Abbott, Chair, Physiological Ethology (608-263-3583); Christopher Coe, Chair, Psychobiology (608-263-3550); Richard Weindruch, Co-Chair, Aging and Metabolic Disease (608-262-0788]; David Pauza, Chair, Immunology and Virology, (608-262-9147); David Watkins, Chair, Immunogenetics, (608-265-3380); Ei Terasawa, Chair, Neurobiology, (608-263-3579).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Joseph W. Kemnitz, Interim Director, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, 1220 Capitol Court, Madison, WI 53715-1299.


* Australian National University, Canberra, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology
PROGRAM NAME AND DESCRIPTION: M.Litt. (=Master of Letters), MA (by coursework and thesis, or by thesis alone), and Phd 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, Alberta, Canada
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 coursework, 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); Pascale Sicotte (behavior, male dynamics, gorillas, Rwanda).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Head, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4, [e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]; ].

* University of Alberta, Department of Anthropology
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: MA and Phd 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. Francois Larose (behavioral ecology, howlers).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Linda Fedigan, Dept. of Anthropology, University 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 sciences 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); Jim Ohman (hominid locomotion; imaging techniques and modelling); John Shaw (paleomagnetism); Anthony Sinclair (archaeological theory; late paleolithic).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Gabriele Macho, Hominid Palaeontology Research Group, Dept of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, Univ. of Liverpool, P.O. Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX, England [e-mail:[email protected]].


* Department of Zoology, Jai Naraian Vyas University of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
PROGRAM NAME: Indo-U.S. Primate Project.
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Prof. S. M. Mohnot, Head of Department; Dr. L. S. Rajpurohit, Assoc. Professor of Zoology; Dr. Arun Srivastava, Research Scientist; Mr. Anil Chhangani, Research Official.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Department of Zoology, J. N. V. Univ. of Jodhpur, Jodhpur-342005, India.

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