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Experts in: Adaptation

Orkin, Joseph

ORKIN, Joseph

Professeur adjoint

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

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