Members

University of California at Santa Barbara

Evolutionary Anthropology and Biodemography Research Group



































































We currently have a motivated lab group of graduate students, postdocs, and undergrads studying diverse topics within evolutionary medicine, behavioral ecology and human biology. Current emphases include acculturation and diabetes/cardiovascular disease, role of pathogens and immune function in chronic disease risk, reproductive decision-making and fertility transitions, grandparental investment and the function of post-reproductive lifespan, adaptive logic of infant feeding practices, personality evolution, cooperation and altruism, human-chimpanzee comparisons, corruption, and hormone-behavior interactions.

Interested in studying at UCSB?  Email me directly: gurven@anth.ucsb.edu.

Ideal candidates:
a) have a scientifically curious mind
b) have diverse interests within biocultural anthropology and human biology,
c) have an active desire to conduct field-based studies and to explore and explain cultural and behavioral diversity,
d) have quantitative skills and developed logical reasoning,
e) have motivation and creative energy


Graduate Students

Sarah Alami
Helena
Angela Garcia


Postdoctoral Scholars

Raziel Davison Thomas Kraft



Lab Alumni

Chris von Rueden 
Chris
Helen Davis
Helen
Melanie Martin
Melanie
Anne Pisor
Anne
Aaron Blackwell
Aaron
Paul Hooper
Paul
Eric Schniter
Eric
Emily Miner
Emily
Jon Stieglitz
Jon
Ben Trumble
Ben
Bret Beheim
Jon
Cristina Gomes
Cristina
Adrian Jaeggi
Adrian
Eric Fuerstenberg
Eric
Lisa McAllister
Lisa


Undergraduate Alumni/Honors Thesis/Research Students

Sara Mulville
Sara
Geni Garcia
Genie
Andy Fenelon
Andy
Derek Ruhland
Derek
Helena Svenson
Helena
Maxim Massenkoff
Sara
Audra Kosh
Sara
Anna Hummel
Sara
Sarah Alami
Helena