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08.10.17

Grantee Spotlight: Matt Tocheri

Grantee Spotlight
Matt Tocheri was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for his project entitled “New archaeological excavations at Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia).”
08.07.17

From the Field: Kathryn McGrath

From the Field
Kathryn McGrath was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “Understanding stress-related enamel defects in wild mountain gorillas.” Here she updates us on her progress. 
08.03.17

Primate Tales: The Story of Moth, a White-Faced Capuchin

Primate Tales
The first installment of our Primate Tales series is the story of Moth, a male capuchin monkey that lives in Costa Rica. Moth was born into Rambo’s group in 1992. The circumstances of his birth were somewhat unusual, as he is one of very few individuals born into this population who was not sired by the alpha male.
08.03.17

Stress and Human Evolution

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How do trauma, poverty, and racial discrimination influence our health? What about our evolutionary history causes our bodies to respond in this way? Biological anthropologist Zaneta Thayer explores the biological mechanisms through which early life stress influences biology and health later on. This lecture took place at the American Museum of Natural History on April 5, 2017.
07.13.17

The Fall Grant Deadline Approaches!

Grants
Our grants department is already receiving plenty of inquiries and quite a few letters of recommendation for our PhD candidate applicants, so I know there is a lot of grant writing going on around the world right now. While you get those proposals submitted, I thought I would share with you a few pointers.