Researchers

Graduate Students:

      Dorsa Amir

PhD student
 


Adviser: Richard Bribiescas

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

dorsa.amir@yale.edu

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


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). [doi: 10.1086/670528]

Amir D. 2012. Balanced Qi and Wagging Tail: Chinese Medicine and the Animal Kingdom. UCLA Explore Integrative Medicine.

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. [doi:10.5772/24451]

      Kendall Arslanian

PhD student
 


Adviser: Claudia Valeggia

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

kendall.arslanian@yale.edu

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

      Melanie Beuerlein

PhD candidate
 


Adviser: David Watts

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

melanie.beuerlein@yale.edu

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


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 Bribiescas

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

erin.e.burke@yale.edu

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

M.Phil. Yale University, 2013. Anthropology.


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

max.lambert@yale.edu

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

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

      Amelia Sancilio

PhD student
 


Adviser: Catherine Panter-Brick

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

amelia.sancilio@yale.edu

B.A. Lawrence University, 2012. Anthropology.

      Kyle Wiley

PhD student
 


Adviser: Catherine Panter-Brick

Yale University, Department of Anthropology

kyle.wiley@yale.edu

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

 

 

Lab Manager:

      Gary Aronsen


Yale University Biological Anthropology Laboratories

gary.aronsen@yale.edu

PhD Yale University, 2004. Biological Anthropology.


 

 

 

Research Associates:

      Pam Phojanakong

Research Associate
 


Research Coordinator, CARE Project.

M.Ph. Drexel University School of Public Health.

 

 

Undergraduate Affiliates:

      Tiffany Bell

Undergraduate Researcher
 


Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

tiffany.bell@yale.edu

B.S. Yale University, 2014. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.


The Hormones and Fatherhood in Gay Fathers Project

      Sofia Carrera

Undergraduate Researcher
 


Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

sofia.carrera@yale.edu

B.S. Yale University, 2015. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

      Amara Frumkin

Undergraduate Researcher
 


Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

amara.frumkin@yale.edu

B.S. Yale University, 2014. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.