My research combines the tools of nutrition, physiology, microbial ecology, and anthropology to answer critical questions in organismal biology. Specifically, I study the gut microbiota and how its responses to shifts in host diet or physiology affect host nutrition and health. Such interactions are likely to affect host fitness and have important  implications for host ecology and evolution. My work addresses these topics in both non-human primates and humans.

Thursday
Jan152015

New Book Available

Check out my chapter on the gut microbiota in this new howler monkey volume. Lots of other interesting chapters as well!

http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4939-1957-4

Wednesday
Dec242014

TEDx Jackson Hole

Check out my talk at TEDx Jackson Hole in October:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMIgFHHWvwo

Wednesday
Dec242014

Two New Papers

Thursday
Jul172014

Gut Check: Free online course!

I'm co-instructing an online course about gut microbes this fall. Check it out!

https://www.coursera.org/course/microbiome

Thursday
May012014

New Paper

Amato, K.R. and P.A. Garber. (2014). Nutrition and foraging strategies of the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) in Palenque National Park, Mexico. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22268

Check it out at:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.22268/abstract