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I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the evolution and maintenance of molecular diversity in primates.

My focus is on the diversity of glycans, the oligo- and polysaccharides that cover all living cells and are also secreted by most organisms.

In my courses, I explore the profoundly cultural nature of human biology. My goal is to introduce students to the many ways that human culture has shaped human biology.

The three areas where this is most apparent are disease, reproduction and diet.

I also help running CARTA, the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropgeny, an organization dedicated to exploring and explaining the origins of the human phenomenon.


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