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2015 Ph.D., Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA Dissertation Research: “Genomics of a Primate Radiation: Speciation and Diversification in the Macaques.”

2012 M.Phil., Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

2008 Junior Visiting Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK

2008 B.A., Anthropology and Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA

Research Interests: 

Current research areas include:

Genomics of speciation and adaptation

Genomic signatures of sex-biased processes

Population genomics of wild primates

Cancer genomics

Squamate evolutionary genomics

Social structure in fission-fusion societies



Rupp S; Webster TH; Olney KC; Hutchins ED; Kusumi K; Wilson Sayres MA. In press. Evolution of dosage compensation in Anolis carolinensis, a reptile with XX/XY chromosomal sex determination. Genome Biology and Evolution.

Webster TH; Wilson Sayres MA. 2016. Genomic signals of sex-biased demography: progress and prospects. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 41: 62-71. 

Baden AL; Webster TH; Kamilar JK. 2016 Resource seasonality and reproduction predict fission-fusion dynamics in black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata). American Journal of Primatology 78: 256-279.

Hsiang AY; Field DJ; Webster TH; Behlke ADB; Davis MB; Racicot RA; Gauthier JA. 2015. The origin of snakes: revealing the ecology, behavior, and evolutionary history of ancestral snakes using genomics, phenomics, and the fossil record. BMC Evolutionary Biology15:87.

Webster TH; McGrew WC; Marchant LF; Payne CLR; Hunt KD. 2014. Selective insectivory at Toro-Semliki, Uganda: Comparative analyses suggest no ‘savanna’ chimpanzee pattern. Journal of Human Evolution 71: 20-27.

Anestis SF; Webster TH; Kamiliar JK; Fontenot MB; Watts DP; Bradley BJ. 2014. AVPR1avariation in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): population differences and association with behavioral style. International Journal of Primatology 35(1): 305-324.

McGrew WC; Marchant LF; Payne CLR; Webster TH; Hunt KD. 2013Well digging by Semliki chimpanzees: new data on laterality and hydrology. Pan Africa News 20(1): 5-8.

McIntosh AM; Bennett C; Dickson D; Anestis SF; Watts DP; Webster TH; Fontenot MB; Bradley BJ. 2012. The apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene appears functionally monomorphic in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). PLoS ONE 7(10): e47760.

McGrew WC; Marchant LF; Payne CLR; Webster TH; Hunt KD. 2010. Chimpanzees at Semliki ignore oil palms. Pan Africa News 17(2): 19-21.

Webster TH; Hodson PR; Hunt KD. 2009. Grooming hand-clasp by chimpanzees of the Mugiri community, Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda. Pan Africa News 16 (1): 5-7.

Payne CLR; Webster TH; Hunt KD. 2008. Coprophagy by the semi-habituated chimpanzees of Semliki, Uganda. Pan Africa News 15 (2): 29-32.