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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. 

From the Field: Alia Gurtov

From the Field
With the start of 2016, it is time for a progress update. As I write, I am sitting in a pleasantly overheated café while Madison, WI, withers in 5° F temperatures. This couldn’t feel more different from the conditions in which I first wrote about my research.

Tooth eruption and life history in living chimpanzees

Research Report
Tanya Smith (R) and co-PI Zarin Machanda (L)  Tanya Smith , Associate Professor at Harvard was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2012 for her project entitled “Tooth eruption and life history in living chimpanzees.” Tanya Smith and her team study dental development patterns in chimpanzees in order to better understand the evolution of human development.  Previous… more »