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Current Lab Members

Anette Abraham

  • technician
  • chimpanzee, gorilla and macague genotyping projects


Graham L Banes

  • guest postdoc
  • molecular and ecological studies of wild and captive Bornean orang-utans


Tillmann Fünfstück

  • PhD student
  • genetic population structure of chimpanzees and gorillas


Jörg Hans

  • PhD student
  • MHC variation and individual fitness in mountain gorillas


Amy Heilmann

  • Research Assistant
  • genetic analysis of wild chimpanzees


Justin Roy

  • PhD student
  • Eastern gorilla population dynamics


Veronika Städele

  • PhD student
  • genetic population structure of the hamadryas baboons at Filoha, Ethiopia


Linda Vigilant

  • Principal Investigator
  • supervision and development of all lab projects


Former Lab Members

Mimi Arandjelovic


Richard Bergl

  • Cross River Gorilla population and habitat viability analysis
  • current position: Curator of Conservation and Research. North Carolina Zoological Park


Jyotsna Bhagavatula

  • postdoc
  • Genetic analysis of macaques


Brenda Bradley

  • Ph.D. 2003, postdoc 2003-2004
  • Molecular Ecology of Wild Gorillas
  • current position: Assistant professor, Yale University


Yi-Chiao Chan

  • PhD 2013
  • gibbon population histories
  • current position: Research assistant National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan


Nadin Eckhardt

  • Diplom (M.Sc) 2004
  • Microsatellite genotyping of mountain gorillas (Karisoke Research Center)
  • currently graduate student with the Taï Chimpanzee project


Linn Fenna Groeneveld

  • Postdoc 2010-2012
  • PRDM9 variation in chimpanzees and bonobos


Katerina Guschanski

  • Ph.D. 2008
  • population genetics of Bwindi mountain gorillas
  • current position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Lausanne


Tara Harris

  • Humboldt Fellowship Post-doc 2006-2008
  • male resource defense in primates
  • current position: Conservation Biologist, Minnesota Zoo


Franziska Kanter-Hermsdorf

  • Diplom (M.Sc) 2006
  • nuclear sequence variation in chimpanzees


Kevin Langergraber

  • genetic and behavioral analysis of wild chimpanzees
  • current position: Assistant professor, Boston University


Dieter Lukas

  • Ph.D. 2008
  • comparative study of genetic variation in relation to social structures of animals
  • current position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Cambridge


Laura Muniz

  • Ph.D. 2008
  • genetic analyses of wild groups of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus)


Anthony Mutebi Nsubuga

  • Ph.D. 2005
  • Genetic Analysis of the Social Structure in Wild Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda


Carolyn Rowney

  • genetic analysis of wild chimpanzees


Grit Schubert

  • Ph.D. 2011
  • population genetics of Taï chimpanzees and Bonobos
  • current position: post-doc Robert Koch Institute, Berlin


Heike Siedel

  • technician
  • high-throughput sequencing in apes, methods development


Olaf Thalmann

  • Ph.D. 2006, Post-doc 2006 - 2008
  • temporal dynamics of gorilla population genetic variation
  • current position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Turku