Joseph M. Erwin
- Research Professor of Anthropology
- [email protected]
Areas of Expertise
Primate neurobiology, comparative study of aging, treatment of captive primates, primate conservation.
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.
Ph.D. 1974 (Psychobiology), University of California, Davis
M.A. 1971, University of California, Davis
B.A. 1967, University of the Pacific, Stockton
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.
2011 Sherwood, C.C., A.D. Gordon, J.S. Allen, K.A. Phillips, J.M. Erwin, P.R. Hof, and W.D. Hopkins. "Aging of the cerebral cortex differs between humans and chimpanzees," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 13029-13034.
2010 Sherwood, C.C., M.A. Raghanti, C.D. Stimpson, M. Uddin, A. Boddy, D.E. Wildman, M.A. Spocter, C.J. Bonar, A.H Lewansdowski, K.A. Phillips, J.M. Erwin, and P.R. Hof. "Inhibitory interneurons of the human prefrontal cortex display conserved evolution of the phenotype and related genes," Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 277(1684): 1011-1020. Advance online publication, December 2, 2009.
2008 Erwin, J., and Hof, P. "Menopause and reproductive senescence in comparative context." In: Atsalis, S., S. Margulis, and P. Hof, eds. Primate Reproductive Aging: Cross-taxon Perspectives, p. 4-16. Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology. Hof, P., and C. Mobbs, series eds. Basel: Karger.
2007 Tigno, X., Y.-D. Shi, J. Erwin, S. Aslam, and B. Hansen. "Understanding type 2 diabetes and aging: Lessons from nonhuman primates." Asian Biomedicine 1(4): 359-376.
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.
Last updated December 2, 2013