Dr. Sussman earned his Ph.D in physical anthropology from Duke University, and now teaches several courses in behavior, ecology, and primatology at Washington University. His current research covers a wide array of topics in primatology, much of which is field-oriented and interdisciplinary. He is the co-founder of a reserve for ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar, which works to foster collaborative research on these primates and their environment. He also works in Mauritius studying the ecology, social organization, and genetics of long-tailed macaques, and has recently begun similar projects in community ecology and primate conservation in Central America. He is particularly interested in the evolution of behavior and the ways in which the study of primates can help elucidate the biological basis of human behavior.