Nina Jablonski received her Ph.D. in physical anthropology in 1981, and since has established a broadly based research program in primate paleobiology and paleoanthropology. Jablonski’s research is explicitly interdisciplinary in nature, and encompasses the areas of human origins, primate (including human) evolution and biogeography, systematics and taxonomy, and functional anatomy.
Jablonski graduated from Bryn Mawr College with an A.B .in Biology in 1975, from the University of Washington with a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1978, and from the University of Washington with a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1981. She has been published in popular scientific magazines including Scientific American, Discover, Nature Australia, and California Wild, in academic journals including Primates, Current Anthropology, and American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and in academic conference publications including Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Australasian Society for Human Biology.Jablonski is the chair and associate curator of the California Academy of Sciences, co-founder of the Systematics Discussion Group of Western Australia, Council Member of the Royal Society of Western Australia since 1991 to present, and office holder of the Hong Kong Anthropological Society from 1984 to 1990. Jablonski is also a member of many organizations, including American Association of Anthropologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Association of Physical Anthropologists.