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Joseph Orkin

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Professeur adjoint

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département d'anthropologie

joseph.orkin@umontreal.ca

Professeur adjoint

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de sciences biologiques

Travail 1 : 514 343-7522

PhD
2014 , Anthropologie , Washington University in St. Louis (États-Unis)

B.A.
2005 , Anthropologie , Penn State University (États-Unis)

B.A.
2005 , Philosophie , Penn State University (États-Unis)

Education Programs

  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Arts and Music Literature and Languages Fundamental and Applied Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Courses

  • ANT2440 Génétique, épigénétique et anthropologie
  • ANT3814 Séminaire d'anthropologie biologique
  • ANT3814 Séminaire d'anthropologie biologique
  • ANT6810 Séminaire d'anthropologie

Areas of Expertise

My lab uses molecular tools–genomics, metagenomics, and proteomics–to answer anthropological questions. 

Molecular primatology

  • Primate adaptation to changing and hostile environments
  • Population genomics of free-ranging primates
  • Primate gut microbial ecology

Anthropology of fermented and preserved foods

  • Microbial ecology of food fermentation
  • Biocultural interaction of humans and the foods we produce

Development of new methods for non-invasive molecular ecology

  • fecalFACS
  • Scat detection dogs

Research projects Expand all Collapse all

MultiOmic Primate Adaptation to Local Environments Projet de recherche au Canada / 2023 - 2029

Lead researcher : Joseph Orkin
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(DGECR) Tremplin vers la découverte

MultiOmic Primate Adaptation to Local Environments Projet de recherche au Canada / 2023 - 2029

Lead researcher : Joseph Orkin
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVX20965-(RGP) Programme de subvention à la découverte individuelle ou de groupe

Sociocultural Foodomics of Heritage Preserved Salmon Projet de recherche au Canada / 2023 - 2026

Lead researcher : Joseph Orkin
Co-researchers : Andrew Flachs
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV153480-Subventions de développement Savoir

A new model system for Assessing the socio environmental determinants of the pace of aging : leverging a long term sutdy of wild capuchins_Subaward No 1000005099 Projet de recherche au Canada / 2022 - 2024

Lead researcher : Joseph Orkin
Co-researchers : Fernando Alonso Campos
Funding sources: NIH/National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Grant programs:

Publications Expand all Collapse all

Orkin JD, Montague MJ, Tejada-Martinez D, de Manuel M, [18 others], Melin AD. 2021. The genomics of ecological flexibility, large brains, and long lives in capuchin monkeys revealed with fecalFACS. PNAS. 118(7): e2010632118.

Orkin JD1, Kuderna LFK1, Marques-Bonet T. 2021. The diversity of primates: from biomedicine to conservation genomics. Annual Reviews of Animal Biosciences. 9: 103-124.

Flachs A and Orkin JD. 2021. On pickles: Biological and sociocultural links between fermented foods and the human gut microbiome. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 17 (39).

Orkin JD, Campos FA, Myers MS, Cheves Hernandez SE, Guadumez A, Melin AD. 2019. Seasonality of the gut microbiota of free ranging white-faced capuchins in a tropical dry forest. The ISME Journal. 13: 183-196.

Orkin JD1, Webb SE1, Melin AD. 2019. Modest to small impact of social group on the gut microbiome of wild Costa Rican capuchins in a seasonal forest. American Journal of Primatology. e22985.

Orkin JD, Yang YM, Yang CY, Yu DW, Jiang XL. 2016. Cost-effective scat-detection dogs: unleashing a powerful new tool for international mammalian conservation biology. Scientific Reports. 6(34758): 1-10.

Orkin JD and Pontzer H. 2011. The narrow niche hypothesis: gray squirrels shed new light on primate origins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 144: 617-624.

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Chiens détecteurs d'excréments pour la conservation des gibbons

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