Congrats to Averill for receiving a fellowship from University of Michigan’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Developmental Psychology Training Grant for her work on comparative cognitive development the 2020-2021 year!
Rosie was recently awarded a grant from the Leakey Foundation to carry out her PhD research on the evolution of social intelligence in macaques. Stay turned for new data on social cognition and social behavior across the Barbary macaques of Trentham Monkey Forest the the rhesus macaques of Cayo Santiago. Congrats Rosie!
Rosie and Megan have wrapped up their summer studying Barbary macaque social cognition and behavior at Trentham Monkey Forest in the UK! Here they are testing a monkey on a looking tie task: Rosie shows the monkey some interesting objects, while Megan films the monkey’s looking response.
Former Cognitive Evolution Group honors thesis student Hayoung Chang (Harvard College Integrative Biology ’18) will attend the Royal Veterinary College in London in the fall. Congrats Hayoung!
At the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting in Cleveland, Alex co-organized a symposium on the evolution of primate aging with Melissa Emery Thompson, featuring work from many collaborators at the Kibale Chimpanzee Project–including a joint project with Zarin Machanda. Former lab coordinator Megan Cole (current UNM graduate student) also presented our work on cardiac health and aging in chimpanzees. Go team!
Rosie gave a Pat Gurin Lecture at the 2019 Graduate Recruitment Weekend; she talked about her work on “Flexible Gaze Following in Rhesus Monkeys.” Congrats Rosie!