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Amanda D. Melin, PI

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR
ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY & MEDICAL GENETICS

University of Calgary

Earth Sciences 710D (main campus)

HMRB 223 (Foothills campus)

amanda.melin@ucalgary.ca

403-210-7579 (main campus)
403-210-6640 (Foothills campus)


 Amanda Melin CV

  • PhD, Biological Anthropology; Department of Anthropology; University of Calgary, Canada (2011)

  • Master of Arts, Primatology; Department of Anthropology; University of Calgary, Canada (2006)

  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology; Department of Biological Sciences; University of Calgary, Canada (2003)


Mareike Janiak

comparative genomics, digestive & dietary adaptations, molecular ecology

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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

mareike.janiak@ucalgary.ca

Mareike Janiak CV

  • PhD, Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Jersey (2018)

  • MA, Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Jersey (2014)

  • BA Psychology (with honors, with special honors in psychology). University of Texas at Austin (2010)


Gwen Duytschaever

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LAB SUPERVISOR

Foothills Campus, HMRB 202 (lab), 223 (office)

gwen.duytschaever2@ucalgary.ca

403-210-6875 (office)
403-220-8862 (lab)


Gwen Duytschaever CV

  • PhD Biotechnology, Ghent University, Belgium (2012)

  • MA Biology, Ghent University, Belgium (2007)

  • BSc Biology, Ghent University, Belgium (2005)


Shasta Webb

primate reproductive ecology, foraging behaviour, gut microbiome

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GRADUATE STUDENT (PhD)

Earth Sciences 720

shasta.webb@ucalgary.ca

Twitter: @webbshasta


Shasta Webb CV

  • M.A. Biological Anthropology, University of Calgary (2017)

  • B.A. Anthropology, Macalester College (2013)


Colin MacFarland

host parasite interactions, disease ecology, gut microbiome,

GRADUATE STUDENT (MSc)

cemacfar@ucalgary.ca


Colin MacFarland CV

  • BSc Cellular, Molecular, Microbial Biology, University of Calgary (2016)


Laís Moreira

primate sensory ecology, sociosexual communication, colouration, New World primates

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GRADUATE STUDENT (PhD)


lais.pacheco@ucalgary.ca


Laís Moreira CV

  • M.A. Psychobiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (2013)

  • B.A. Biology, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil (2010)


Rachel Williamson

foraging ecology, niche divergence, primate behaviour

GRADUATE STUDENT (MA)


rachel.williamson1@ucalgary.ca


Rachel Williamson CV

  • B.A. Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis (2015)

 


Haley Glass

molecular adaptation, toxin evolution, ecology of amphibians

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AFFILIATED GRADUATE STUDENT (PhD)


haley.glass@ucalgary.ca


Haley Glass CV

  • BSc Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. Minor in Conservation Biology, University of California Los Angeles (2015)


Swellan Pinto

molecular ecology, comparative genetics, ethanol metabolism, primate evolution

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GRADUATE STUDENT (MA)

swellan.pinto@ucalgary.ca


Swellan Pinto CV

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in Biomedical Sciences – First Class, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary (2018)

 


Allegra DePasquale

foraging ecology, food selection, nutrition, primate health

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GRADUATE STUDENT (MA)

allegra.depasquale@ucalgary.ca


Allegra DePasquale CV

  • B.A. Zoology and Conservation, City University of New York Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (2017)


Jia Tang

sensory ecology of small mammals

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UNDERGRADUATE HONOURS STUDENT


jia.tang@ucalgary.ca


Jia Tang CV


David Yang

molecular ecology and primate genomics

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UNDERGRADUATE HONOURS STUDENT

david.yang2@ucalgary.ca
 

David Yang CV


Past Lab Members

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Eva Garrett (postdoctoral scholar)

primate evolution, sensory ecology

CURRENT POSITION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY

BOSTON UNIVERSITY (www.ecgarrett.com)


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Joseph Orkin (postdoctoral scholar)

comparative genomics, gut microbiome, conservation genetics

CURRENT POSITION: POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR
COMPARATIVE GENOMICS LAB, UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA, SPAIN



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Carrie Veilleux

primate sensory ecology, genomics, foraging behaviour

CURRENT POSITION: POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (www.carriecveilleux.com)