Name:  Lauren Brasington
Title:  Assistant Professor
Education: PhD, Biological Anthropology, Tulane University, MS, Biology, Winthrop University, BA, Biology, Colby College

Office:  320 Dalton Hall
Phone:  803/323-2111
Area(s):  Evolution, Intersexual Conflict Theory, Animal Behavior, Primatology, Behavioral Ecology of Non-human Primates

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Dr. Brasington is a primatologist interested in evolutionary explanations of non-human primate behavior. Her research centers on questions based in intersexual conflict theory, including impacts of infanticide and the role of allonursing. Working under Dr. Katharine Jack, co-director of the Santa Rosa Primate Project, Dr. Brasington uses long-term data from a population of white-faced capuchin monkeys in northwestern Costa Rica to address these questions. In addition to the capuchins, Dr. Brasington has studied saki monkeys in the Amazon rainforest (alongside professor emerita Dr. Janice Chism) and captive gorillas and mandrills.