Primate Evolutionary Genetics

EVANTH 310.02

Genetic perspectives on primate evolution. Interpretation of molecular data in understanding primate origins, historical and present-day distributions, and natural selection. Topics include: the genetic signature of pathogen pressure; population differentiation and local adaptation to ecological differences; genetic signatures of admixture, including in the human lineage; molecular marker-based tests of kin-biased behavior and paternal care; primate behavioral genetics and genomics; phylogenetic methods to investigate the evolution of primate social structures; conservation genetics. Instructor: Tung

Day / Time: 

MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Location: 

Bio Sci 063

Instructor: 

Tung, Jenny