Co-Director, Comparative Human and Primate Physiology Center
- Evolution and Human Emergence (ANTH 150)
- Human Biology (ANTH 350)
University of Southern California, Anthropology, BA summa cum laude 1994, PhD 2002
Dissertation: “Endocrine Aspects of Aggression and Dominance in Chimpanzees of the Kibale Forest”
Primate behavioral ecology, reproductive ecology, behavioral and reproductive endocrinology
MN Muller, RW Wrangham and DR Pilbeam, eds. 2017. Chimpanzees and HumanEvolution. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA.
MN Muller. 2017. Testosterone and reproductive effort in male primates. Hormones and Behavior. 91: 36-51.
M Emery Thompson, MN Muller, K Sabbi, ZP Machanda, E Otali & RW Wrangham. 2016. Faster reproductive rates trade off against offspring growth in wild chimpanzees. PNAS. 113: 7780-7785.
LC Alvarado, MN Muller, M Emery Thompson, M Klimek, I Nenko & G Jasienska. 2015. The Paternal Provisioning Hypothesis: Effects of workload and testosterone production on men’s musculature. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 158: 19-35.
MN Muller and RW Wrangham, 2014. Mortality rates among Kanyawara chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution 66: 107-114.
MN Muller and M Emery Thompson, 2012. Mating, parenting and male reproductive strategies. In JC Mitani, J Call, PM Kappeler, RA Palombit & JB Silk, eds., Evolution of Primate Societies. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.
MN Muller, M Emery Thompson, S Kahlenberg and RW Wrangham, 2011. Sexual coercion by male chimpanzees shows that female choice may be more apparent than real. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 921-933.
MN Muller and RW Wrangham, eds. 2009. Sexual Coercion in Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA.
MN Muller, F Marlowe, R Bugumba and PT Ellison, 2009. Testosterone and paternal care in East African foragers and pastoralists. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 347-354.
MN Muller, S Kahlenberg, M Emery Thompson and RW Wrangham, 2007. Male coercion and the costs of promiscuous mating for female chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274: 1009-1014.