I'm Drew- a high school biology teacher and endurance athlete who decided to become a scientist. I am currently a PhD candidate in biological anthropology at the University of Massachusetts where I study human evolutionary physiology.

 

You can reach me at: 

abest@umass.edu

 

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Andrew Best CV

Andrew Best Google Scholar profile

Best, A., Lieberman, D. E., & Kamilar, J. M. (2019). Diversity and evolution of human eccrine sweat gland density. Journal of Thermal Biology. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306456519302645

Best, A. and Kamilar, J.M. (2018).  The evolution of eccrine sweat glands in human and nonhuman primates. Journal of Human Evolution, 117(4), 33- 43. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248417303652


Best A, Holt B, Troy K, Hamill J (2017). Trabecular bone in the calcaneus of runners. PLoS ONE12(11): e0188200. 

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188200

Best, A., & Braun, B. (2017). Using a novel data resource to explore heart rate during mountain and road running. Physiological Reports, 5(8), e13256.

http://physreports.physiology.org/content/5/8/e13256

 

Godfrey, L. R., Crowley, B. E., Muldoon, K. M., Kelley, E. A., King, S. J., Best, A. W. and Berthaume, M. A. (2016), What did Hadropithecus eat, and why should paleoanthropologists care?. American Journal of Primatology, 78: 1098–1112. doi:10.1002/ajp.22506  

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Press coverage

July 2019, featured in PBS Nova: "Cool down with the slick science of sweat.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/science-of-sweat/

September 2018, quoted in Science Magazine: "This broken gene may have turned our ancestors into marathoners—and helped humans conquer the world." 

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/broken-gene-may-have-turned-our-ancestors-marathoners-and-helped-humans-conquer-world

Summer 2018, featured in UMass Magazine: "Inquiring Minds".

 https://www.umass.edu/magazine/summer-2018/inquiring-minds