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Follow the Leader?

Origin Stories
Every animal that lives in groups has to make decisions as a group. Even a seemingly simple decision like "where should we go for dinner?" can be complicated to negotiate.

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 »

Grantee Spotlight: Amanda Lea

Grantee Spotlight
We are pleased to introduce you to another one of our newest grantees, Amanda Lea, PhD candidate from Duke University.  She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the Fall of 2014 for her project entitled “Effects of social conditions on DNA methylation and immune function.” Amanda Lea Many primates, including humans, live in complex social environments in which both… more »