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Current Lab Members

Anne-Céline Granjon

  • PhD student
  • Genetic assessment of eastern gorilla populations


Laura Hagemann

  • PhD Student
  • Genetic inference of ape population dynamics at Loango


Jörg Hans

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


Jack Lester

  • PhD student
  • Linking ecological, cultural and genetic variation across ape populations


Vincent Maibach

  • PhD student
  • MHC variation in chimpanzees and bonobos


Anette Nicklisch

  • Technician
  • Expert support for all genotyping projects


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


Graham L Banes

  • Visiting Scientist
  • Molecular and ecological studies of wild and captive Bornean orang-utans


Richard Bergl

  • Visiting scientist
  • Cross River Gorilla population and habitat viability analysis
  • Now: 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
  • Now: Associate Professor George Washington 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)
  • Freelance recruiter


Tillmann Fünfstück

  • PhD 2015
  • Genetic population structure of chimpanzees and gorillas


    Linn Fenna Groeneveld

    • Postdoc 2010-2012
    • PRDM9 variation in chimpanzees and bonobos
    • Now: Senior scientist at Nordgen


    Katerina Guschanski

    • PhD 2008
    • Population genetics of Bwindi mountain gorillas
    • Now: Postdoc in Animal Ecology, Uppsala University


    Tara Harris

    • Humboldt Fellowship Postdoc 2006-2008
    • Male resource defense in primates
    • Now: Director of Conservation, Minnesota Zoo


    Amy Heilmann

    • Research assistant 2013-2016
    • Genetic analysis of eastern chimpanzees


    Franziska Kanter-Hermsdorf

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


    Kevin Langergraber

    • Genetic and behavioral analysis of wild chimpanzees
    • Now: Assistant professor, Arizona State University


    Dieter Lukas

    • Ph.D. 2008
    • Comparative study of genetic variation in relation to social structures of animals
    • Now: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Cambridge


    Laura Muniz

    • PhD 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

    • Guest researcher
    • Genetic analysis of wild chimpanzees


    Justin Roy

    • Guest researcher
    • Eastern gorilla population dynamics


    Grit Schubert

    • PhD 2011
    • Population genetics of Taï chimpanzees and bonobos
    • Now: Postdoctoral researcher, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin


    Heike Siedel

    • Technician
    • High-throughput sequencing in apes, methods development


    Olaf Thalmann

    • PhD 2006, Postdoc 2006 - 2008
    • Temporal dynamics of gorilla population genetic variation