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Washington University
Primate Biology Program
(Established 1980)
Educational Program
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Director: Robert W. Sussman
Phone: 1 (314) 935-5232   Fax: 1 (314) 935-8535  
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 UNITED STATES
Department: Department of Anthropology
Institution: Washington University
Affiliations: Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Washington University Medical School; Missouri Botanical Gardens; St. Louis Zoo; Organization of Tropical Studies

Mission: Research and education; Primate ecology, behavior, population ecology, comparative and functional morphology, and evolution.

Principal Research Programs: Evolutionary genetics and morphometrics; Early primate and hominid paleontology; 3-D imaging techniques; Primate field ecology and biology; Conservation; Main living species: Lemurs, baboons and macaques, chimpanzees; Craniofacial biology; Locomotor behavior and functional morphology; primate energetics; Quantitative techniques; Human growth and development; Human variation

Training Opportunities: The program offers a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in primate biology in both anthropology and biology.

Financial Aid: All students accepted to program are supported throughout their graduate tenure.

Number of Staff: 10

Associated Field Sites: Field research by faculty and students is currently being conducted in many countries including Costa Rica, Mexico, Madagascar, Central, South and East Africa, Guyana, Mauritius, Egypt, Sra Lanka, Argentina, and the United States.

Last Updated: 2009-05-26

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