Anthropology | Primatology | Ecoimmunology

(he/him, they/them)

I am a biological anthropologist and primatologist studying the ecology of immune function and infectious disease in nonhuman primates. My research has largely focused on the Ngogo chimpanzee community of Kibale National Park, Uganda.


To investigate the role of immune investment in shaping primate life histories, I employ integrative datasets ranging from behavioral observations and health assessments to noninvasive measurements of viral burdens, immune biomarkers, hormones, and body temperature.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Goldberg Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, investigating gastrointestinal viruses in Kibale's chimpanzees.

© 2021 by Jacob D. Negrey