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Jeroen B. Smaers
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University
Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History
Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Co-Director, Ph.D. program (IDPAS). smaers
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK, 2010


ANP/EBH 204: Research Skills; ANP/EBH 230: Computer-based Biostatistics; ANP/EBH 316: The Evolution of the Human Brain; ANT/DPA 536: Advanced Biostatistics and Phylogenetic Comparative Methods; ANP 447: Readings in Biological Anthropology; ANP 487: Independent Research in Biological Anthropology; ANP 488: Internship in Biological Anthropology; DPA 610: Individual Research 

Research Interests

My research is dedicated to the macroevolutionary study of the brain. My lab investigates comparative differences in neural structure, and draws information from recent advances in molecular phylogenetic inference to estimate how traits have changed across millions of years of evolution. The primary objective is to elucidate the evolutionary pathways that underlie present-day variation, and investigate how neuroanatomical changes in deep time relate to diversity, adaptation and function.

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