Joseph M. Erwin

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 
comparative neurobiology, primates
"Joseph Erwin"

Born and grew up in northern California. US Army in Heidelberg, Germany, 1962-1964. Graduated from University of the Pacific, Stockton, 1967, with BA in psychology. MA (1971) and PhD (1974) from University of California, Davis, psychology (psychobiology). 1974-1977, postdoctoral research University of Washington, psychology, child development, and primate center. Professors at UC Davis included Gary D. Mitchell (Wisconsin) and William A. Mason (Stanford). Post-doctoral supervisor, Gene P. Sackett (Claremont). Career included employment as a zoological curator for the Chicago Zoological Society, scientific editor, National Geographic Society, and VP & Division Director, BIOQUAL,Inc. Various academic affiliations. Current: Research Professor of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and Manager of Behavioral Health Services at the California National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis.

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Gary D. Mitchell grad student 1968-1974 UC Davis
 (Mitchell went to Wisconsin and New Hampshire)


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Patrick R. Hof collaborator 1998- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 (Great Ape Aging Project)
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Munger EL, Edler MK, Hopkins WD, et al. (2018) Astrocytic changes with aging and Alzheimer's disease-type pathology in chimpanzees. The Journal of Comparative Neurology
Edler MK, Sherwood CC, Meindl RS, et al. (2018) Microglia changes associated to Alzheimer's disease pathology in aged chimpanzees. The Journal of Comparative Neurology
Edler MK, Sherwood CC, Meindl RS, et al. (2017) Aged chimpanzees exhibit pathologic hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging
Stephenson AR, Edler MK, Erwin JM, et al. (2016) Cholinergic innervation of the basal ganglia in human and other anthropoid primates. The Journal of Comparative Neurology
Perez SE, Sherwood CC, Cranfield MR, et al. (2016) Early Alzheimer's disease-type pathology in the frontal cortex of wild mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). Neurobiology of Aging. 39: 195-201
Raghanti MA, Edler MK, Stephenson AR, et al. (2015) Human-specific increase of dopaminergic innervation in a striatal region associated with speech and language: A comparative analysis of the primate basal ganglia. The Journal of Comparative Neurology
Barks SK, Calhoun ME, Hopkins WD, et al. (2015) Brain organization of gorillas reflects species differences in ecology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 156: 252-62
Gilissen EP, Leroy K, Yilmaz Z, et al. (2014) A neuronal aging pattern unique to humans and common chimpanzees. Brain Structure & Function
Raghanti MA, Edler MK, Meindl RS, et al. (2014) Humans and great apes share increased neocortical neuropeptide Y innervation compared to other haplorhine primates. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8: 101
Barks SK, Bauernfeind AL, Bonar CJ, et al. (2014) Variable temporoinsular cortex neuroanatomy in primates suggests a bottleneck effect in eastern gorillas. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 522: 844-60
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