Welcome! Our lab is involved in a broad range of research situated at the intersection of behavior, sensory ecology, and dietary outcomes of nonhuman and human primates. We take an integrative approach to answering questions on evolution, melding molecular ecology, microbiome analysis, and fecal metagenomics with field observations of primates and analyses of stable isotopes.


Contact Information

Email: Amanda Melin

Amanda's CV

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In the News

Genomic Data Sharing Policy for the NIH

The National Institutes of Health has issued the final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy requiring the development of data sharing plans for all NIH-funded, large-scale human or non-human projects that generate genomic data, regardless of funding level. This policy will be effective for all research funding applications submitted for the January 25, 2015 receipt date and thereafter. 

Call for Student Research Presentations by Sigma Xi

2015 Student Showcase Information

Students are invited to submit research project descriptions for a chance to participate in the Student Research Showcase, a global and innovative research presentation competition. 

Lab Member's Research Featured by Mongabay.org

Mrinalini watsa founded PrimatesPeru (now called Field Projects International) during her graduate career at Washington University in St. Louis. She continues to manage this nonprofit research and education organisation, spending time at mutliple field sites in Peru and India, teaching three field courses in tropical biology and primatology each year. 

Mongabay.org, an international invironmental news website, recently featured Watsa's work in an interview.