Alumni


Sylvia Atsalis

Program Specialist and Advisor in the Life Sciences Student Center for Science Engagement, Northeastern Illinois University

Research interests: primate behavior


Karen Baab

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Stony Brook University

Research interests: hominin taxonomy and phylogeny, cranial morphology, geometric morphometrics


Richard Bergl

Curator of Conservation and Research North Carolina Zoo

Research interests: ecology and conservation, molecular genetics, remote sensing


Mary Blair

Assistant Director for Research Center for Biodiversity and Conservation American Museum of Natural History Affiliated Professor Richard Gilder Graduate School American Museum of Natural History

Research interests: Conservation biology and genetics; evolutionary ecology; ecological niche modeling; molecular phylogenetics; landscape genetics and ecology; biogeography


Jessica Brinkworth

Postdoctoral Fellow Research Center CHU Sainte-Justine University of Montreal

Research interests: Evolution of the primate immune system, human immune function variation, socioecology of immunity, innate immunity, toll-like receptors, severe bacterial infections (e.g. bacterial sepsis, plague)


Douglas Broadfield

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Florida Atlantic University

Research interests: evolution of the human brain, comparative neuroanatomy, chimpanzee cognition


Michelle Brown

Anthropologisches Institut und Museum, Universitat Zurich Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Research interests: Primate behavioral ecology, between-group competition, evolution of within-group social relationships


Andrew Burrell

Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: population genetics, biogeography, papionin evolution


Paul Buzzard

Field Biologist China Exploration and Research Society

Research interests: animal behavior and ecology, conservation biology


Joe Califf

Faculty Princeton Writing Program Princeton University

Research interests: Behavior; socioendocrinology; cognitive evolution; human evolution


Michael Campbell

Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Genetics School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Research interests: human population genetics, adaptation, complex traits/disease


Terence Capellini

Assistant Professor Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Harvard University

Research interests: Evolutionary developmental biology; physical anthropology including primate evolutionary morphology with a focus on limb and axial skeletal biology, growth, and development


Siobhán Cooke

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Northeastern Illinois University

Research interests: Physical anthropology; paleontology; primate evolution; platyrrhine evolution; dental morphology; Caribbean biogeography.


Elena Cunningham

Adjunct Associate Professor Academic Coordinator New York University College of Dentistry

Research interests: Primate cognition, Ranging and foraging behaviors, Primate ecology


Kate Detwiler

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Florida Atlantic University

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology, primate genetics


Wendy Dirks

Lecturer School of Dental Sciences Newcastle University

Research interests: Dental hard tissue histology, life history evolution, vertebrate palaeontology.


Rachel Dvoskin

Researcher The Genetics and Public Policy Center Johns Hopkins University

Research interests: primate genetics


Peter Fashing

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology California State University, Fullerton

Research interests: evolutionary anthropology, behavioral ecology, conservation biology, GIS, tropical forest and afroalpine grassland ecology


Connie Fellmann

Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Anatomy NEOUCOM

Research interests: Physical anthropology, limb ontogeny, heterochrony, growth and development, evolution of genus Homo (especially origin, dispersal and variation of Homo erectus), functional morphology/biomechanics, evolution and trends in hominin body size and shape


Sarah Freidline

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Human Evolution Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Research interests: geometric morphometrics, hominin evolution


Stephen Frost

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology University of Oregon

Research interests: geometric morphometrics, primate paleontology


James Fuller

Full-time Faculty Department of Biology and Medical Laboratory Technology Bronx Community College City University of New York

Research interests: Behavioral ecology, vocal communication, determinants of social structure


Steffen Förster

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology


Haviva Goldman

Associate Professor Neurobiology and Anatomy Drexel University College of Medicine

Research interests: Human Variability and Skeletal Adaptation, Bone Quality and Skeletal Fragility, Hierarchical Structure-Property Relationships in Bone


Katy Gonder

Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences University at Albany / SUNY

Research interests: Comparative human and non-human primate evolutionary and population genetics, Primate biogeography, behavior and ecology, African biodiversity and conservation


Lauren Halenar

Full-time Faculty Department of Biology and Medical Laboratory Technology Bronx Community College City University of New York Project Coordinator NYCEP/IGERT

Research interests: Platyrrhine paleontology and biogeography, evolutionary history of ateline primates, howler monkey cranial morphology, geometric morphometrics


Rebecca Ham (Dudzik)

Freelance Science & Health Writer Phoenix, Arizona

Research interests: science policy,environmental science writing, science writing for children, museum exhibit design


Katerina Harvati

Director, Paleoanthropology University of Tubingen

Research interests: hominin evolution, Neanderthals, cranial morphology, geometric morphometrics


Jason Hodgson

Lecturer Imperial College London

Research interests: Anthropological genetics; molecular genetics; population genetics; human population history; the peopling of Island Melanesia; bioinformatic approaches to the study of primate and human evolution.


Russell Hogg

Lecturer Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences University of Missouri

Research interests: The evolution of ontogeny and life history as reflected in hard tissue microstructure; mammalian and early primate evolution.


Rebecca Jabbour

Assistant Professor Department of Biology Saint Mary's College of California

Research interests: human evolution, African ape evolution and diversity, skeletal biology and variation


John Krigbaum

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology University of Florida

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, Bioarchaeology, Human Osteology, Paleopathology, Paleodiet Reconstruction, Southeast Asia


Susan Lappan

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Appalachian State University

Research interests: Primate behavioral ecology and conservation, gibbons, Indonesia


Jenna Lawrence

Instructor Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Columbia University

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology


Joshua Linder

Assistant Professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology James Madison University

Research interests: Primate ecology and conservation, Hunting in the tropics and the bushmeat trade, Protected area management, Human use and perception of wildlife, Conservation biology


Andres Link

Visiting Professor Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Research interests: Primate socio-ecology; atelins (spider monkeys); tropical forest ecology; conservation of Neotropical rainforests.


Jenny Listman

Associate Research Scientist Psychiatric Genetics Department of Psychiatry Yale University School of Medicine

Research interests: human population genetics, Southeast Asia, human behavioral and substance abuse genetics, statistical genetics, biases in genetic study design, population genetic substructure


Samuel Marquez

Assistant Professor Department of Cell Biology SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research interests: comparative anatomy, human and primate evolution


Reiko Matsuda Goodwin

Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Sociology & Anthropology Fordham University Post-doctoral researcher BioCaster Project Principles of Informatics Research Division National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan

Research interests: Primate distribution & biomass, Frugivory, Feeding Behavior, Old World monkeys, Seasonally dry forest ecology, infectious disease surveillance


Luke Matthews

Senior Scientific Director, Data Analytics Activate Networks, Inc. Newton, MA

Research interests: Cultural primatology; social learning; phylogeny and behavior; primate ethology.


Colleen McCann

Curator Department of Mammals Wildlife Conservation Society

Research interests: Primate socioendocrinology; Primate behavior, reproduction and evolutionary history; Conservation biology


Shannon McFarlin

Assistant Research Professor Department of Anthropology George Washington University

Research interests: skeletal biology, tissue histology, dental development, life history


Kieran McNulty

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology University of Minnesota

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, Human and primate evolution, Geometric morphometrics, Cranial evolution and ontogeny, East Africa


Rachel Messinger (Nuger)

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Moorpark College

Research interests: skeletal biology


Michael Montague

Post-Doctoral Research Associate The Genome Institute Washington University School of Medicine

Research interests: Implications of variation in color vision among female New World primates, primate behavior, evolution of sensory systems, neurogenomics.


Alba Lucia Morales-Jiménez

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Neotropical primate conservation (Ateles hybridus and Saguinus leucopus); taxonomy and systematics (using genetics and morphology), especially of spider monkeys, tamarins and owl monkeys.


Badrul Munir

School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Research interests: molecular systematics


Jennifer Parkinson

Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Queens College City University of New York

Research interests: Paleoanthropology; paleoecology, environmental context of human evolution; early hominid habitat use; taphonomy; zooarchaeology; East Africa; Oldowan


Varsha Pilbrow

Lecturer Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences University of Melbourne (Australia)

Research interests: human and primate evolution, dental variation, skeletal biology


Luca Pozzi

Postdoctoral Research Associate German Primate Center (DPZ), Göttingen, Germany

Research interests: Primate evolution, biogeography and systematics - Strepsirhines - Molecular evolution and phylogenetics - Conservation and population genetics - Vocal communication and behavior - Mathematical modeling


Ryan Raaum

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Lehman College and The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Population genetics, Bioinformatics, Human evolution, Statistical genetics


Thomas Rein

Postdoctoral Fellow University of Tuebingen (Germany)

Research interests: Early hominin evolution and paleontology; primate positional behavior; comparative morphology; skeletal biology.


Su-Jen Roberts

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Columbia University

Research interests: Behavioral ecology, social behavior, reproductive strategies, conservation biology


Christopher Robinson

Professor Biology and Medical Laboratory Technology Department Bronx Community College City University of New York

Research interests: Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution, 3D cranial morphometrics of fossil hominins and extant hominoids, giraffid evolution


Sasimar Sangchantr

Public Health Officer International Organization for Migration, Indonesia

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology, public health


Eric Sargis

Professor of Anthropology Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Professor of Forestry & Environmental Studies Yale University Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Curator of Vertebrate Zoology (Mammalogy) Peabody Museum of Natural History

Research interests: functional morphology, mammalian phylogenetics


Jessica Satkoski Trask

Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Anthropology University of California, Davis

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Lisa Schlotterhausen

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness North Hennepin Community College

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology


Christopher Schmitt

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior University of California, Los Angeles Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology University of Southern California

Research interests: Socioecology of juvenile development in atelines, life history and socioecology of New World primates, juvenile social development and social learning, interface between morphology, behavior, genetics/genomics and life history; functional genomics and anthropological genetics, heritability and genomics of obesity phenotypes during development, modeling longitudinal growth and development.


Amy Schreier

Assistant Professor Department of Biology Regis University (Denver, CO)

Research interests: Primate Behavior and Ecology; Evolution of Social Structure; Primate Cognitive Ecology; Baboon Socioecology and Evolutionary History; Evolution of Human Behavior;


Maja Sešelj

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Bryn Mawr College

Research interests: Comparative morphology and patterns of growth and development in middle and late Pleistocene hominins, Paleolithic archaeology.


Chet Sherwood

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology George Washington University

Research interests: neuroanatomy, brain evolution, allometry


Lindsey Smith

TWP Lecturing Fellow Duke University

Research interests: Gestural communication in African apes; primate behavior; language evolution.


Stephanie Spehar

Assistant Professor Religious Studies & Anthropology Department University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Research interests: primate socioecology, mating systems, group dynamics and social behavior, communication


Kirstin Sterner

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology University of Oregon

Research interests: primate comparative genomics, adaptive evolution, human brain evolution, infectious diseases in primate hosts, HIV/SIV and AIDS, evolutionary medicine, colobines


Denise Su

Curator of Paleobotany and Paleoecology Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Research interests: paleoecology, hominin evolution


Francys Subiaul

Assistant Professor Speech and Hearing Science Mind, Brain & Evolution Center George Washington University

Research interests: social cognition, learning, primate cognition


Wesley Sutton

Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Lehman College

Research interests: human population genetics


Sandra Suárez

Assistant Professor Department of Biology Ramapo College of New Jersey

Research interests: primate genetics, animal behavior, neotrpoical primates, ecology, field methods, conservation biology


Larissa Swedell

Professor Department of Anthropology Queens College and The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: social behavior, behavioral ecology, reproductive strategies, evolution of social organization, human social evolution, conservation, baboons


Lissa Tallman

Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Sciences Grand Valley State University

Research interests: functional morphology, postcrania, evolution of bipedalism, locomotion


Paul Telfer

Country Director WCS-Congo Program

Research interests: Primate Biogeography and Conservation with special emphasis on West African primate evolutionary relationships


Nelson Ting

Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Institute of Ecology and Evolution University of Oregon

Research interests: Molecular Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology, Phylogenetics, Population Genetics, Phylogeography


Anthony Tosi

Criminalist, Level III Forensic Biology Laboratory Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) New York City

Research interests: Molecular forensics, Systematics, Population genetics, Phylogeography of nonhuman primates


Monica Uddin

Assistant Professor Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics Wayne State University

Research interests: Social context and human population health; genetic and epigenetic markers of mental illness; gene X social environment interactions.


James Warfield

Assistant Professor Institute for the Study of Child Development Robert Wood Johnson Medical School University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Research interests: primate ecology, conservation biology


Johanna Warshaw

Dissection Lab Faculty Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Research interests: Primate phylogeny; primate life history; primate functional morphology and biomechanics; bone biology and histology.


Danielle Whittaker

Managing Director BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Michigan State University

Research interests: Avian chemical communication, mate choice, multimodal communication


Derek Wildman

Director and Associate Professor Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics and Obstetrics and Gynecology Wayne State University

Research interests: The biology of pregnancy, Evolution of genes X environment interactions, Mammalian phylogenetics, Rates of nucleotide sequence evolution, The evolution of the brain, Primate evolutionary genetics


Kimberly Williams-Guillen

Assistant Professor School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences University of Washington

Research interests: Ecology and conservation of terrestrial mammals


Steven Worthington

Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Quantitative Social Science Harvard University

Research interests: Morphology and evolution of catarrhine primates, pattern and process of homoplasy within Mammalia, theory and method of phylogenetic inference.


Julia Zichello

Manager Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins American Museum of Natural History

Research interests: Primate population genetics, cranial evolution, the role of genetic drift in shaping morphological diversity, Hylobatid evolutionary history