Dr. Bradley is co-PI on the NSF award The evolution of hair and fur: Proximate and ultimate mechanisms shaping primate pelage variation. This research uses genomic and comparative analyses to understand how genetic variation and selection have shaped the evolution of hair in humans and other primates and to clarify why humans are uniquely hairless.
2016 Guevara, E.E., C.C. Veilleux, K. Saltonstall, A. Caccone, N.I. Mundy, B.J. Bradley. “Arms race in the coevolution of primates and angiosperms: Brazzein sweet proteins and gorilla taste receptors,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 161(1):181-5.
2016 Bradley, B.J., C.T. Snowdon, W.C. McGrew, R.R. Lawler, E.E. Guevara, A. McIntosh, T. O'Connor. "Non-human primates avoid the detrimental effects of prenatal androgen exposure in mixed-sex litters: combined demographic, behavioral, and genetic analyses," American Journal of Primatology 78(12):1304-1315. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22583.