Northwest Building, Lecture Hall B103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Free Public Lecture
Joseph L. Graves, Jr., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biological Sciences, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Haller Hall (Room 102), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Dr. Richard Bribiescas is the Deputy Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. He is also a Primary Investigator in the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory and the Program in Reproductive Ecology, a Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies sponsored research initiative. His most notable research involves the evolutionary biology and endocrinology of human and comparative life histories, reproduction, aging, and metabolism. He has conducted field research among the Ache people of Paraguay...
Northwest B101, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Beginning in 2010, it became practical to examine whole genomes from ancient humans, and to use the data to understand changes in our biology over time. In this talk, I will describe how DNA has been used to obtain new insights into the interaction between modern and archaic humans, as well as the history of natural selection.
Geological Lecture Hall (Room 100), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Susan Alberts is a Bass Fellow and Professor at Duke University. She codirects the Amboseli Baboon Research Project with Jeanne Altmann of Princeton University. Her research focuses on two populations of large mammals. For both populations, detailed life histories are available and observation conditions are very good. The savannah baboon population in Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya, has been the subject of ongoing research for over 30 years by the Amboseli Baboon Research Project. The elephant population in Amboseli has also been the subject of intensive behavioral and demographic...