Welcome to the homepage for the Sterner Lab. We are broadly interested in the genetic basis of distinctive human and nonhuman primate traits. We employ both within and between species perspectives and use a combination of genomics (as well as transcriptomics and epigenomics) and molecular cell biology to connect primate genotypes to phenotypes in order to address larger questions about primate evolution, biology, health and disease. We have ongoing projects projects investigating primate immunity, adaptation to viral infection, aging, and human brain evolution.

We carry affiliations with the
Department of Anthropology and the Institute of Ecology and Evolution. We also form one half of the University of Oregon Molecular Anthropology Group, which serves as an intellectual home for research, training, and outreach in ecological, evolutionary, and functional genetics/genomics in humans and non-human primates.

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