Graduate Students:

      Dorsa Amir

PhD student

Adviser: Richard Bribiescas

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

B.S. Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012. 

Amir D.Ellison P.T., Hill K.R., Bribiescas R.G. (2014). Diurnal variation in salivary cortisol across age classes in Ache Amerindians of Paraguay. American Journal of Human Biology. [doi:10.1002/ajhb.22645]

Amir D., Fessler D.M.T.F. (2013) Boots for Achilles: Progesterone’s Down-Regulation of Cholesterol is a Second-Order Adaptation. Quarterly Review of Biology 88(2): 97-116.

Long V., Fujioka W., Amir D., Fanselow M. (2011) Pharmacological Resistance of Stress Enhanced Fear Learning in an Animal Model of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Anxiety Disorders / Book 2. Ed. Vladimir Kalinin. InTech Publishing.

      Kendall Arslanian

PhD student

Adviser: Claudia Valeggia

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

B.S. Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Michigan, 2012. 

      Melanie Beuerlein

PhD candidate

Adviser: David Watts

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

M.Phil. Yale University, 2008. Anthropology.
B.A. Anthropology and Psychology. Miami University, Ohio, 2005. 

Recent publications:

Anestis SF, Breakey AA, Beuerlein MM, Bribiescas RG. 2008. Specific gravity as an alternative to creatinine for estimating urine concentration in captive and wild chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) samples. American  Journal of Primatology. 70:1-6. [doi: 10.1002/ajp.20631]

McGrew WC, Marchant LF, Beuerlein MM, Vrancken, Fruth DB,  Hohmann G. 2007. Prospects for Bonobo Insectivory: What’s on the Menu at Lui Kotal, Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Primatology. 28:1237-1252. [doi: 10.1007/s10764-007-9215-8]

Beuerlein MM, & McGrew, WC. 2007. It Takes a Community to Raise a Chimpanzee or Does it? Socialization in Wild Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 132(S44):74.

      Erin Burke

PhD candidate

Adviser: Richard G. Bribiescas

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

B.A. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 2006.

M.Phil. Anthropology, Yale University, 2013.

The Hormones and Fatherhood in Gay Fathers Project

Strassman BI, Kurapati NT, Hug BF, Burke EE, Gillespie BW, Karafet TM, and Hammer MF. 2012. Religion as a means to assure paternity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109:25, pp. 9781-9785.  
[doi: 10.1073/pnas.1110442109]

      Max Lambert

PhD candidate

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences

M.E.Sc. Yale University, 2013. School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences.

B.S. University of California, Davis, 2011. Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology.

      Jessica Minor

M.D./Ph.D. Student

Adviser: Richard G. Bribiescas

B.A. International Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014.

Yale School of Medicine / Department of Anthropology


      Amelia Sancilio

PhD student

Adviser: Catherine Panter-Brick

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

B.A. Anthropology, Lawrence University, 2012. 

      Kyle Wiley

PhD student

Adviser: Catherine Panter-Brick

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

B.S./B.A. Anthropology & Music, University of Arizona, 2013.



Lab Manager:

      Gary Aronsen

Yale University Biological Anthropology Laboratories

Ph.D. Biological Anthropology, Yale University, 2004.




Research Associates:

      Grazyna Jasienska

Senior Research Scientist

Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

      Pam Phojanakong

Research Associate

Research Coordinator, CARE Project.

M.Ph. Drexel University School of Public Health.

      Anna Ziomkiewicz-Wichary

Research Scientist

Yale University

Department of Anthropology
Senior Researcher
Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Anthropology

Ph.D. Medical Biology, 2005. Department of Public Health and Population Studies, Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University

Ph.D. Anthropology, 2006.
M.Sc. Anthropology, 1999.

Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Jagiellonian University.

Recent publications:

Ziomkiewicz APawlowski B, Ellison P, Thune I, Jasienska, G. (in press) Aggressive Behavior and Fatigue are associated with luteal progesterone levels in woman’s menstrual cycle. Biological Psychology

Ziomkiewicz A, Wichary, S., Bochenek, D., Pawlowski, B., Jasienska, G. (2012) Temperament and ovarian reproductive hormones in women: evidence from a study during the entire menstrual cycle. Hormones and Behavior, 61: 535-540.

Sumskas, L., Czabanowska, K., Bruneviciūte, R., Kregzdyte, R., Krikstaponyte, Z., Ziomkiewicz A (2010) Specialist English as a foreign language for European public health: evaluation of competencies and needs among Polish and Lithuanian students.Medicina- Lithuania, 46: 51-60.



Undergraduate Affiliates:

      Shalila de Bourmont

Undergraduate Researcher

Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

B.S. Yale University, 2016. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.