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Christine M. Drea

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology

Selected Grants


Doctoral Dissertation Research: Social and ecological influences on brain anatomy

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Lemur Health, the Microbiome, and Condition-dependent Signals

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2023

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Antimicrobial resistance as a form of anthropogenic disturbance to lemur gut microbiomes

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2022

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH: A comparative study of gut microbiomes in folivorous lemurs: Effects of captivity, habitat, and evolutionary history

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2019

Life in the wild takes guts: The gut microbiome relative to the phylogeny, folivory, and environment of endangered Malagasy lemurs

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation · 2017 - 2018

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Social and ecological influences on brain anatomy

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Lemur Health, the Microbiome, and Condition-dependent Signals

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2023

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Antimicrobial resistance as a form of anthropogenic disturbance to lemur gut microbiomes

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2022

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH: A comparative study of gut microbiomes in folivorous lemurs: Effects of captivity, habitat, and evolutionary history

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2019

Life in the wild takes guts: The gut microbiome relative to the phylogeny, folivory, and environment of endangered Malagasy lemurs

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation · 2017 - 2018

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Relationship Between Maternal Social Status, Offspring Health, and Female Dispersal Success in Wild Meerkats

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2016 - 2018

Linking Dietary Quality to the Gut Microbiome of Endangered Malagasy Primates

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation · 2015 - 2017

REU Supplement: Mechanisms of Social Dynamics in Meerkats

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2016

Mechanisms of Female Dominance and Reproductive Skew in a Cooperative Breeder

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2016

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: The Behavioral And Social Effects of Hormone Manipulation in Female-Dominant Lemurs

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2013 - 2015

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: The Impact of Genetic Health on Parasite Prevalence, Diversity, and Burden in Wild Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur catta.

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2015

Olfactory Communication in Primates

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2007 - 2010

Patterns of lemur reproductive and behavioral development

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2004 - 2007

External Relationships


  • Editorial and Advisory Boards for journals
  • US National Science Foundation (NSF)

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