The Genetic Evolutionary History of the Mammalian Skeleton
An interdisciplinary approach
We are interested in the genetic basis of mammalian skeletal variation and evolution with a focus on primates. Our research combines information and approaches from paleontology, neontology, quantitative genetics, and developmental genetics in an effort to approach morphological evolution from a genotypic perspective.
Please explore this web site to get a better idea of the research problems on which we focus and the results we have published. If you would like further information, feel free to contact any of us.
An introduction to our research
For an introduction to evolution & the research we do in this lab, check out the University of California Museum of Paleontology's Understanding Evolution highlight called "The genes that lie beneath: The work of Leslea Hlusko".
- quantitative genetic analysis of baboon dental variation
- quantitative genetic analysis of mouse dental and skeletal variation
- paleontological study of dental variation in Old World Monkeys from fossil sites in eastern Africa
- field paleontology in Tanzania and Ethiopia