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Alexandra Rosati : Assistant Professor of Psychology and Anthropology

Alexandra Rosati

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Anthropology

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Alex is an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychology and Anthropology, and a Faculty Member in the Center for Human Growth and Development. She received an AB in Psychology from Harvard, and a PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology with a certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience from Duke.

Rosemary Bettle : Graduate Student, Biopsychology

Rosemary Bettle

Graduate Student, Biopsychology

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Rosie is a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Psychology. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oxford, and a masters in Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard. She is interested in the evolutionary origins of human social cognition, with a particular emphasis on cooperation and theory of mind.

Francesca De Petrillo : Postdoctoral Researcher

Francesca De Petrillo

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Francesca is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse affiliated with the Cognitive Evolution Group. She received her PhD in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from Sapienza University of Rome. She is interested in the evolutionary origins of human economic behavior.

Gabrielle Bueno : Lab Coordinator

Gabrielle Bueno

Lab Coordinator

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Gabrielle received her bachelor’s degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Psychology from the University of Rochester, and then conducted field research in Madagascar examining lemur behavior. She is interested in primate development and metacognition.

Rachna Reddy : Graduate Student, Biological Anthropology

Rachna Reddy

Graduate Student, Biological Anthropology

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Rachna is a sixth year graduate student advised by Prof. John Mitani. She received her BA in Evolutionary Anthropology from Duke. She is interested in the evolution and development of social bonds, and primarily studies wild chimpanzees in Uganda.

Megan Mulhinch : Undergraduate Thesis Student

Megan Mulhinch

Undergraduate Thesis Student

Megan is a senior at UM majoring in Neuroscience. She is working on an honors thesis examining social cognition and cooperation from an evolutionary perspective in humans.

Collaborators on chimpanzee health, behavior, and aging

Collaborators on primate and human cognition

Cognitive Evolution Group alumni

  • Megan Cole (Lab Coordinator, 2016-18) is currently a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.
  • Hayoung Chang (Honors thesis student; Harvard College ’18, Integrative Biology) is currently a research assistant at Columbia University.
  • Yijia Zheng (Undergraduate RA) is currently majoring in Psychology at UM.