Elaine Elizabeth Gomez Guevara

Elaine Elizabeth Gomez Guevara

Assist Research Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology


Research interests: Aging and life history, sensory ecology, epigenetics, conservation, lemurs

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Yale University 2018

Selected Grants

Molecular underpinnings of folivory: patterns of convergence and differentiation across a clade awarded by American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2022

Guevara, Elaine E., et al. “Age-associated epigenetic change in chimpanzees and humans.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, vol. 375, no. 1811, Nov. 2020, p. 20190616. Epmc, doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0616. Full Text

Singh, Sheel V., et al. “Evolution of ASPM coding variation in apes and associations with brain structure in chimpanzees.Genes, Brain, and Behavior, vol. 18, no. 7, Sept. 2019, p. e12582. Epmc, doi:10.1111/gbb.12582. Full Text Open Access Copy

Webster, Timothy, et al. Successful exome capture and sequencing in lemurs using human baits. Dec. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1101/490839. Full Text

Guevara, Elaine E., and Richard R. Lawler. “Epigenetic Clocks.Evolutionary Anthropology, vol. 27, no. 6, Nov. 2018, pp. 256–60. Epmc, doi:10.1002/evan.21745. Full Text

Guevara, E. E., et al. “A simple, economical protocol for DNA extraction and amplification where there is no lab.” Conservation Genetics Resources, vol. 10, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 119–25. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12686-017-0758-5. Full Text

Staes, Nicky, et al. “FOXP2 variation in great ape populations offers insight into the evolution of communication skills.Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1, Dec. 2017, p. 16866. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16844-x. Full Text

Guevara, Elaine E., et al. “Celebrating fifty years of research at the Duke Lemur Center.Evolutionary Anthropology, vol. 26, no. 2, Apr. 2017, pp. 47–48. Epmc, doi:10.1002/evan.21521. Full Text

Bradley, Brenda J., et al. “Non-human primates avoid the detrimental effects of prenatal androgen exposure in mixed-sex litters: combined demographic, behavioral, and genetic analyses.American Journal of Primatology, vol. 78, no. 12, Dec. 2016, pp. 1304–15. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajp.22583. Full Text

Guevara, Elaine E., et al. “Potential arms race in the coevolution of primates and angiosperms: brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 161, no. 1, Sept. 2016, pp. 181–85. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.23046. Full Text

Perlman, Rachel F., et al. “Life's a peach for anthropologists in atlanta.Evolutionary Anthropology, vol. 25, no. 3, May 2016, pp. 81–83. Epmc, doi:10.1002/evan.21493. Full Text


Guevara, Elaine E. Gomez, and Michael E. Steiper. “Analysis of multi-locus sequence data indicates complex speciation in the evolutionary history of the Papionina.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 150, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2013, pp. 139–40.