Yale University Department of Anthropology

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Brenda J. Bradley

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D. Stony Brook University, 2003


10 Sachem Street, Room 230
Tel: (203) 432-7585
Fax: (203) 432-3669

Yale Molecular Anthropology Laboratory

Professor Bradley's research uses genetic analyses to answer questions about the behavior, ecology, and evolution of primates. This includes work on the genetics of primate adaptation, that is, examining links between genotype, phenotype, and fitness in wild primate populations. Current projects focus on the evolution of coat color variation in primates and color vision in lemurs. Genetic analyses are also used to examine aspects of behavioral ecology and sociality (e.g. kinship networks, mating strategies) in wild primate, especially gorilla, populations. Brenda teaches lecture and laboratory courses on anthropological genetics and primate molecular ecology and evolution.

Kamilar JM & Bradley BJ, 2011. Countershading is related to positional behavior in primates.  Journal of Zoology, Volume 283, Issue 4, pages 227–233.


Bradley BJ & Lawler RR, 2011. Linking genotypes, phenotypes, and fitness in wild primate populations.  Evolutionary Anthropology, Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 104–119.


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