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07.27.16

Grantee Spotlight: Amy Lu

Grantee Spotlight
Amy Lu in the field with wild geladas.
Dr. Amy Lu is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “Understanding weaning trajectories in a wild primate – the gelada (Theropithecus gelada).” Weaning is a critical life history transition for primates and other mammals. In humans,… more »
07.20.16

Grantee Spotlight: Kelsey Pugh

Grantee Spotlight
Kelsey Pugh
Kelsey Pugh was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “Mid-Late miocene hominoid phylogeny: Implications for ape and human evolution.” She is a PhD candidate from the City University of New York.  The living great apes, humans, and their fossil relatives (hominids) are among the most intensively studied mammals, yet… more »
07.13.16

Grantee Spotlight: Nicole Thompson

Grantee Spotlight
Nicole Thompson
Nicole Thompson is a PhD candidate at Columbia University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “The benefits of social connections during development in blue monkeys in Kakamega, Kenya.” We (primates) have strongly differentiated social relationships — not all social partners are created equal, and… more »