Human Paleobiology

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary program leading to the doctor of philosophy in the field of hominid paleobiology. The program features training in molecular and developmental biology, evolutionary anatomy, hominid paleontology, and archaeology. It emphasizes problem-based learning and training and internships. Participating faculty are drawn from the Departments of Anthropology, Speech and Hearing Science, Biological Sciences, and Anatomy and Regenerative Biology at GW; the Departments of Anthropology and Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Howard University; and the National Institutes of Health.

Committee on Hominid Paleobiology B. Wood (Chair), K. Behrensmeyer, D. Braun, A. Brooks, S. McFarlin, C. Murray, D. Piperno, R. Potts, B. Richmond, C. Sherwood, F. Subiaul, M. Zeder