The Evolution and Human Adaptation Program supports work by faculty and students at the University of Michigan in the area of evolution and human behavior, including work relevant to Darwinian medicine.

The program organizes a series of seminars throughout the academic year, and provides contacts for students to get advice, support and sometimes research money to pursue work in this area.

The program does not offer a degree, so prospective students should apply through specific departments. The departments of Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychiatry and Biology are the most involved in the program.

Fall 2018 series:

At the crossroads: the evolution and mechanisms underlying variation in animal behavior

4: Randy Nelson, West Virginia University, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; Professor and Chair of Neuroscience
Oct 11: Frances Champagne, University of Texas, Austin; Professor, Department of Psychology
Oct 25: John Wingfield, University of California, Davis; Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Nov 1: Eileen Lacey, University of California, Berkeley; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Department of Integrative Biology
Nov 8: Susan Alberts, Duke University; Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology
Nov 15: Cathy Marler, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Department of Psychology and affiliated with the Department of Integrative Biology
Nov 29: Larry Young, Emory University; Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Dec 6: Dan Blumstein, UCLA, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

All talks will be in room 4464 East Hall at 1:30 PM.

Please check back later for more details!

If you would like notifications about upcoming speakers, please send an email to ehap@umich.edu.

Dr. Michael Wasserman will also be coming to speak as part of EHAP November 20, 2018. He is an assistant professor of Anthropology and Human Biology at Indiana University Bloomington.

His talk is titled:

Endocrine-Active Phytochemicals in Primate Diets: Prevalence Across the Order

Michael Wasserman