My research integrates genomic analyses with behavioral, morphological, and environmental data to address questions about primate evolution. This research falls under two themes: 1) examining the genetic structure of wild primate populations; and 2) identifying the genetic bases of primate adaptations and diversity.
I teach a combination of lectures, methods courses, grant writing, and discussion-based seminars. The students who take my courses learn basic evolutionary theory, and gain a broad perspective on human and primate biological diversity. They practice a scientific approach to problem solving by using population genetics to quantify evolution and to model and test hypotheses. In the process, they also gain genomic literacy.