Student Research Opportunities in Anthropology

Below you will find a listing of all available research opportunities in Anthropology. Please use the contact information listed in each posting for further information regarding the research opportunity.
 


Michael Muehlenbein

Evolutionary Medicine

My interests in evolutionary medicine focus on understanding differences in susceptibility between people, populations, and sex based on variation in hormone levels, particularly testosterone. Steroid hormones intimately modify and respond to changes in the immune system. New projects focus on the effects of acute and chronic changes in estradiol on immunity against infectious diseases in women.

Recommended Pre-requisites: Interest in health-related career
Course Credit Offered: Yes
Begin Date: Ongoing
Contact Information: Michael_Muehlenbein@baylor.edu

 

Global Health, One Health, and Conservation Medicine

My interests in global health are diverse and include the following: 1.) Understanding sources of emerging infectious diseases, particularly the origins of malaria and viruses from monkeys and apes. 2.) Understanding the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of people while traveling for nature-based tourism. This involves understanding choices people make in relation to the destination communities they visit and the endangered species they interact with. 3.) Understanding gender and culture differences in perception of risk of acquiring zoonotic diseases like Zika virus. 4.) Understand why some people choose to not get vaccinated or not vaccinate their children.

Recommended Pre-requisites: Interest in health-related career
Course Credit Offered: Yes
Begin Date: Ongoing
Contact Information: Michael_Muehlenbein@baylor.edu