Alumni


Sylvia Atsalis

Coordinator of the Student Center for Science Engagement

Northeastern Illinois University

Research interests: primate behavior, conservation education


Karen Baab

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy

Midwestern University - Glendale, AZ

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


Ashley Bales

Visiting Assistant Professor

Sarah Lawrence University

Research interests: Catarrhine and hominoid evolution, systematics, geometric morphometrics


Christina Bergey

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Rutgers University

Research interests: Primate population genetics and genomics, hybridization, bioinformatics


Richard Bergl

Curator of Conservation and Research

North Carolina Zoo

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


Mary Blair

Director, Biodiversity Informatics Research, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

American Museum of Natural History

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


Maryjka Blaszczyk

Research Fellow Affiliate, Department of Anthropology

University of Texas at Austin

Research interests: Behavioral ecology of primate personality, social foraging, social networks


Scott Blumenthal

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Oregon

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, Stable isotope (paleo)ecology, East Africa


Jessica Brinkworth

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Research interests: Evolution of the primate immune system, human immune function variation, socioecology of immunity, innate immunity, severe bacterial infections, host-pathogen interactions, immunogenomics, evolutionary medicine


Douglas Broadfield

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Florida Atlantic University

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


Michelle Brown

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of California, Santa Barbara

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

Director of Conservation

Detroit Zoological Society

Research interests: animal behavior and ecology, conservation biology


Zachary Calamari

Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences

CUNY Baruch College

Research interests: Ontogeny of shape, evolution of disparity, geometric morphometrics, transcriptomics


Joe Califf

Language Lecturer, Expository Writing Program

New York University

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


Michael Campbell

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Howard University

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


Terence Capellini

Richard B. Wolf Associate 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


Paulo Chaves

Research interests: Phylogeography, conservation genetics, non-invasive genetic sampling, evolution of behavior, Neotropical primates, Brachyteles


Shahrina Chowdhury

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology


Siobhán Cooke

Assistant Professor, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research interests: Dental functional morphology; Masticatory biomechanics; Three dimensional geometric morphometric methods; Platyrrhine evolution; Caribbean and Neotropical mammalian evolution and biogeography; Caribbean extinction


Elena Cunningham

Clinical Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator

New York University College of Dentistry

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


Kate Detwiler

Associate 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

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology and Geography

Colorado State University

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


Emma Finestone

Department of Anthropology

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Research interests: Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution; reconstructing hominin behavior and diet; Oldowan tool use and transport patterns; primate tool use


Steffen Foerster

Associate In Research, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Duke University

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology


Frances Forrest

Director, Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins

American Museum of Natural History

Research interests: Taphonomy, Zooarchaeology, Paleoecology, Ecomorphology, Dental microwear, Early Stone Age, Hominin dietary variation


Sarah Freidline

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Research interests: geometric morphometrics, hominin evolution


Stephen Frost

Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Oregon

Research interests: geometric morphometrics, primate paleontology


James Fuller

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Bronx Community College, City University of New York

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


Eva Garrett

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Boston University

Research interests: Primate evolution, evolutionary morphology, sexual dimorphism, olfaction, sexual selection, sensory ecology, life history, vomeronasal organ, nasal anatomy


Haviva Goldman

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

Professor, Department of Biology

Drexel University

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


Lauren Halenar-Price

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Farmingdale State College, SUNY

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


Rebecca Ham

Freelance Science & Health Writer

Phoenix, Arizona

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


Katerina Harvati

Professor and Director of Paleoanthropology

University of Tübingen

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


A. Yasmeen Hinedi

Department of Anthropology

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Research interests: forensic anthropology, Central Asia


Jason Hodgson

Teaching Associate, Department of Archaeology

University of Cambridge

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

Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Florida Gulf Coast University

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


Rebecca Jabbour

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Saint Mary's College of California

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


Zachary Klukkert

Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research interests: Biomechanics of feeding and the paleobiology and extinction of primate communities in the Caribbean and Madagascar


John Krigbaum

Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Florida

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


Myra Laird

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences

University of Southern California

Research interests: Modern human origins, craniodental morphology, hominin environmental and functional variation, geometric morphometrics, early migrations of Homo sapiens


Susan Lappan

Associate 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


D. Susie Lee

Department of Anthropology

New York University

Research interests: infant and juvenile primates (of course, including human children); primate mother-infant behaviors; attachment theory within evolutionary framework; physiological mechanism of attachment.


Joshua Linder

Associate 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


Andrés Link

Associate 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

Data Science Consultant

Research interests: data wrangling, big data, machine learning, clustering, and data visualizatione


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

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


Luke Matthews

Behavioral/Social Scientist

RAND Corporation

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

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

George Washington University

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


Kieran McNulty

Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Minnesota

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


Rachel Messinger

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Moorpark College

Research interests: skeletal biology


Emily Middleton

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, postcranial skeletal morphology, primate locomotor/positional behavior


Michael Montague

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neuroscience

University of Pennsylvania

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


Alba Lucia Morales-Jiménez

Member of the Board

Fundación BioDiversa Columbia

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

Professor, School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Research interests: molecular systematics


Alejandra Ortiz

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Anthropology

New York University

Research interests: Hominin evolution, human skeletal biology, dental anthropology, comparative morphology, dispersal and cultural adaptations of modern humans


Anthony Pagano

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Sciences

Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Research interests: nasopharynx and upper respiratory tract, ontogeny, functional anatomy, soft tissue reconstruction, paleoanthropology, geometric morphometrics


Jennifer Parkinson

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of San Diego

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


Beatriz Perez-Sweeney

Assistant Professor & STEM Specialist

Baylor College of Medicine

Research interests: Primate Genetics, Pathogens, Curriculum Development.


Varsha Pilbrow

Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences

University of Melbourne (Australia)

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


Luca Pozzi

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Texas, San Antonio

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


Thomas Cody Prang

Department of Anthropology

New York University

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, evolution of bipedalism, hominid postcranial functional morphology, foot function and evolution


Ryan Raaum

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Lehman College & CUNY Graduate Center

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


Anna Ragni

Postdoctoral Researcher

Smithsonian

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, functional morphology, human origins, dental anthropology


Thomas Rein

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Central Connecticut State University

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


Su-Jen Roberts

Director of Educational Research and Evaluation

Wildlife Conservation Society

Research interests: conservation biology, museum studies, informal science learning, visitor engagement


Christopher Robinson

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Bronx Community College and The Graduate Center, 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, Departments of Anthropology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Forestry & Environmental Studies

Yale University

Research interests: functional morphology, mammalian phylogenetics


Lisa Schlotterhausen

Vice President for Academic and Student Services

Lamar Community College

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology


Christopher Schmitt

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Boston University

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

Associate 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.


Brian Shearer

Instructor, Department of Cell Biology

NYU Langone Medical Center

Research interests: geometric morphometrics, hominin evolution


Chet Sherwood

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

Associate Professor, Religious Studies & Anthropology Department

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

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


Kirstin Sterner

Associate 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


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


Francys Subiaul

Associate 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


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


Maressa Takahashi

Scientific officer and research coordinator- life sciences

Botnar Research Centre for Child Health

Research interests: enabling research excellence, science outreach and environmental conservation


Lissa Tallman

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Grand Valley State University

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


Paul Telfer

CEO

Congo Conservation Company

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


Nicole Thompson

NIH IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow

University of New Mexico

Research interests: adaptive benefits of social bonds, juvenile social behavior, life history theory


Nelson Ting

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon

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


Jen Tinsman

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Columbia University

Research interests: Conservation genomics, speciation, climate gradients, adaptation to climate change, lemurs


Anthony Tosi

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Kent State University

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


Jessica Satkoski Trask

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Anthropology

University of California, Davis

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Monica Uddin

Professor, College of Public Health

University of South Florida

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


Catalina Villamil

Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Universidad Central del Caribe

Research interests: paleoanthropology, morphological variation, functional morphology, morphological integration


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

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology

New York University College of Dentistry

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


Nicole (Coley) Webb

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM), University of Zurich

Guest Researcher, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum

Research interests: Primate locomotion, Miocene ape evolution, postcranial functional morphology, skeletal allometry, finite element modeling


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

Professor, College of Public Health

University of South Florida

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

Director of Conservation Science

Paso Pacífico

Research interests: Ecology and conservation of terrestrial mammals


Sandra Winters

Research Associate

University of Bristol

Research interests: adaptive coloration, visual signals, sensory ecology, sexual selection, primates


Steven Worthington

Data Scientist & Research Associate, 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

Substitute Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Lehman College

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