Archives for morphology

03.27.18

Grantee Spotlight: Marianne Brasil

Grantee Spotlight
The timing, location, and circumstances of the origin of modern humans has long been of interest, and ongoing studies continue to refine our understanding of early modern human evolution. Leakey Foundation grantee Marianne Brasil is a PhD candidate from the University of California at Berkeley who is studying the skeletal morphology of early Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia.
06.19.15

Grantee Spotlight: Gabrielle Russo

Grantee Spotlight
The next spring 2015 Leakey Foundation grantee we would like to introduce you to is Gabrielle Russo from Stony Brook University.  Her project is entitled “Elucidating the evolutionary pathways of hominin basicranial morphology using a formal phylogenetic comparative primate approach.” Gabrielle Russo (R) and collaborator Jeroen B. Smaers The morphology of the basicranium (base… more »
03.29.15

Grantee Spotlight: Lauren Gonzales

Grantee Spotlight
Lauren Gonzales is a PhD candidate from Duke University.  She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the fall of 2013 for her project entitled “Intraspecific variation in semicircular canal morphology in platyrrhine monkeys.” Lauren Gonzales Understanding the functional relationship between locomotion and the morphology of the semicircular canals is an important adjunct… more »
03.16.15

Grantee Spotlight: Elizabeth Moffett

Grantee Spotlight
We are pleased to introduce Elizabeth Moffett, PhD candidate from University of Missouri, who was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in December 2014 for her project entitled “Birth and its effects on anthropoid pelvic shape and integration.” Elizabeth Moffett Birth selection is thought to be one of the most important pressures shaping the primate pelvis. Yet, it remains unclear… more »