The Biodemography Laboratory, as the heart of the Biodemography Core at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE), conducts population level research in human ecology and biodemography. We specialize in developing, optimizing, and carrying out biomarker assays for large scale research projects. We merge methods and theory from biology, demography and anthropology to foster a more detailed understanding of the biological and cultural factors affecting human ecology, especially in non-clinical and non-Western settings. Our lab supports all phases of biodemographic research, with the aim of limiting the costs of entry for social scientists new to the use of biological data, while also improving high-quality, novel methods with the flexibility to meet needs and expedite research for experienced biodemographers.
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