Brenda Bradley (Anthropology | George Washington University) discusses how genetic and environmental variation shape the biological characteristics of primates. Including how genetic mechanisms influence the evolution of similar traits in distantly related species. Light refreshments will be served; please register to assist our planning.
This event is supported by the ISSR Scholars Program, promoting successful research and grants development for social science faculty across the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Bradley visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Jason Kamilar (Anthropology). Her public talk is co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology.
Dr. Brenda Bradley is an Associate Professor in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (George Washington University). Dr. Bradley is a geneticist and molecular anthropologist whose work bridges behavioral ecology and evolutionary genomics. Dr. Bradley is a distinguished scholar with numerous articles on the genetics of hair color variation in primates, population biology of gorillas, and color vision in lemurs.