Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources

Dr. Hillary Fries Huber

Postdoctoral Fellow | Texas Pregnancy & Life-course Health Research Center

PhD in Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
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Phone: (210) 258-9272

Research Interests:
My research interests relate to how diet influences behavior in humans and nonhuman primates. I am especially interested in studying nonhuman primates to gain understanding of human evolution. I aim to advance theoretical understanding of how primates adapt to their environments while simultaneously pursuing practical goals. These goals include improving the care of captive primates and refining nutritional recommendations for humans.

Hillary Huber

Selected Publications:

  • Walking speed as an aging biomarker in baboons (Papio hamadryas).
    Huber HF, Gerow KG, Nathanielsz PW. Journal of Medical Primatology 44:373–380, 2015.
    PMID 26411922
  • Increased aggressive and affiliative display behavior in intrauterine growth restricted baboons.
    Huber HF, Ford SM, Bartlett TQ, Nathanielsz PW. Journal of Medical Primatology 44(3): 143-157, 2015.
    PMID 25891005
  • Beans, beans the magical fruit: Why the Paleo Diet should not exclude legumes.
    Huber H. Popular Anthropology Magazine 4(2):46–49, 2014.
  • An assessment of gum-based environmental enrichment for captive gummivorous primates.
    Huber HF, Lewis KP. Zoo Biology 30(1): 71-78, 2011.
    PMID 21319210
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