Biological anthropologists endeavor to understand the evolutionary
origins and consequences of human biological variation.
Human biologists, in particular, are interested in investigating
the effects of culture and ecology on human adaptation, development,
and health. The Laboratory for Human Biology Research is
committed to collaborative, population-based research
into the biological, social, and cultural factors that shape human
biology and health in a range of international settings,
including the U.S.. A primary goal of the laboratory is
the development of minimally invasive, "field-friendly"
methods for assessing biomarkers of health and physiological development
that can be used to facilitate community-based research on human
biology. The laboratory is also committed to providing graduate
and undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct independent
human biology research.