About the YREL

About the YREL

Established in 1998, biological anthropologists at the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory conduct research on the evolutionary biology of humans and non-human primates.  We are particularly interested in the evolutionary biology of key life history traits such as reproduction, growth, aging, and immune function.  We are also engaged in human and comparative research on behavioral ecology and bioeconomics.

Our members are working on a variety of projects, such as the Yale Gay Fathers Project, the Shuar Health and Life History Project, and more. 

News

May 19, 2014
The Yale Club of San Francisco has generously awarded Primary Investigator Erin Burke their second annual Summer Graduate Fellowship to conduct research in the San Francisco...
April 13, 2014
Congratulations to graduate students and YREL researchers Kendall Arslanian and Dorsa Amir, who are both 2014 recipients of the Yale Latin American & Iberian Studies...
April 1, 2014
Graduate student Dorsa Amir received an Honorable Mention in the 2013-2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program for her proposal “Bioeconomics and financial risk taking:...
January 16, 2014
Erin Burke is the recipient of the American Psychological Foundation’s 2014 Roy Scrivner Research Grant to support her dissertation project “What about gay fathers?...
October 30, 2013
Led by Erin Burke, PhD student in the Yale Anthropology Department. Click here for more information on this exciting project.