Dr. Erwin is a primatologist with particular interests on the management and care of captive primates and the neurobiology of aging. In addition to teaching he is also the Director of the Foundation for Comparative and Conservation Biology.
Dr. Erwin investigates several aspects of primate neurobiology, especially the comparative study of aging. He works to advance the well-being of captive primates, to support the conservation of wild primates and their habitats, and to advance science education.
2002 Erwin, J., and P. Hof, eds. Aging in Nonhuman Primates. Vol. 31, Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology. Hof, P., and C. Mobbs, series eds. Basel: Karger.
1992 Erwin, J., and J. Landon, J., eds. Chimpanzee Conservation and Public Health: Environments for the Future. Rockville, MD: Diagnon/BIOQUAL.
Articles and Book Chapters
2013 Perez, S., M. Raghanti, P.R. Hof, L. Kramer, M.D. Ikonomovic, P.N. Lacor, J.M. Erwin, C.C. Sherwood, and E.J. Mufson. "Alzheimer’s Disease pathology in the neocortex and hippocampus of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Journal of Comparative Neurology, in press.
2005 Tigno, X., J. Erwin, and B. Hansen. "Nonhuman primate models of human aging." In: S. Wolfe-Coote, ed. The Laboratory Primate, p. 449-466. San Diego: Academic Press.
2001 Erwin, J., E. Nimchinsky, P. Gannon, D. Perl, and P. Hof. "The study of brain aging in great apes." In: Hof, P., and C. Mobbs, eds., Functional Neurobiology of Aging, p. 447-456. San Diego: Academic Press.