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Congrats to lab alumni Margaret, Yiyun, Natalia, Nami, and Ari on new positions!

Lab postdoctoral alum Margaret Bryer recently started a new position as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin. Grad student alum Yiyun Huang started a new mentoring and coordination position at UMich LSA Connect. Lab coordinator alum Natalia Camargo Peña started a posiiton as a PhD student in Anthropology at Stony Brook University. Undergrad alum Nami Kaneko started as a lab manager in the Desrochers Lab at Brown University. Undergrad alum Ariana Mistry recently accepted a position as a lab manager at the APE Lab at Emory University. Congrats all on the new positions!

Skylar wins Voss award for honors thesis

Skylar won the Virginia L. Voss Memorial Award for excellence in writing by senior Honors women for her anthropology thesis “Origins of human Cclture: Individual variation and social influence in wild chimpanzee tool use.” Congrats Skylar!

Lab members present at the AABAs

Margaret and Averill presented some of our group’s work on chimpanzee cognition and behavior at the 2023 American Association of Biological Anthropologists conference, and celebrated with our collaborators from the Kibale Chimpanzee Project!

End of the year lab party!

The Cognitive Evolution Group celebrated the end of a great year, and our graduating seniors, with a lab party!

Cognitive Evolution Group at the UROP symposium

Chase, Howard, and Lila presented their projects at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Symposium. Congrats to the students and their mentors Averill, Natalie, and Margaret for a great year!

CEG at the Midwestern Primatology Interest Group conference

Margaret, Averill, Natalia, Yiyun, Natalie, and Isabelle all presented their work at the recent Midwestern Primatology Interest Group meeting at the University of Michigan.

Congrats to our 2022 student researchers

This week Kendall and Julia presented their senior honors thesis posters in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, and Palak presented a poster for her research for Psychology 331. Congrats!

Palak presenting her project on “Temperament and social tolerance in rhesus and Barbary macaques.”
Kendall presenting her honors thesis on “Pattern of aggression across tolerant and despotic species of macaque.”
Julia presenting her honors thesis on “Behavioral flexibility in semi-free-ranging chimpanzees.”

Rosie completed her PhD!

Congratulations to Dr. Bettle for a great defense talk on her research, entitled “The evolution of social intelligence in macaques.”

Congrats to Megan and Francesca!

Huge congrats to Megan Mulhinch, who will be starting her PhD in Psychology at UC San Diego, and to Francesca De Petrillo who will be starting her own research group as a Lecturer in Psychology at Newcastle University!

Francesca (center) with Rosie and Alyssa at Trentham Monkey Forest, UK
Megan (L) with Yiyun and Rosie in San Juan, PR

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