People in the Beehner Lab

Laboratory technician / manager

Teera LoschM.S. (2011-present) Laboratory technician and manager extraordinaire who keeps everything running smoothly.

Current Graduate Students

Sharmi Sen, Ph.D. Candidate. (2015-present) In the field for fieldwork.

 

 

 

Sofia Carrera, Ph.D. Candidate. (2016-present) In the field for fieldwork.

 

 

Patsy DeLacey, Ph.D. pre-candidate. (2017-present) Doing coursework and laboratory training.

Alumni Postdocs

Dr. Amy Lu, Ph.D. (2010-2013) Postdoctoral research on life history in wild female geladas. Current position:Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Stony Brook. Associate co-director of the Simien Mountains Gelada Research Project.

Alumni Graduate Students

Dr. Noah Synder-Mackler, Ph.D. (2007-2012) Research on genetic structure of wild geladas. Funding received: NSF graduate student fellowship, NSF dissertation improvement grant, Leakey Foundation grant. Postdoctoral position: Dept. of Biology, Duke University (with Dr. Jenny Tung). Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington.

Dr. Eila Roberts, Ph.D. (2007-2012) Research on female reproductive strategies in wild geladas. Funding received:NSF dissertation improvement grant, Leakey Foundation grant. Postdoctoral position: Dept. of Anthropology, Arizona State University (with Dr. Joan Silk). Current position:Specialist Advisor, College of Natural Sciences, Dept. Integrative Biology, Michigan State University.

Dr. David Pappano, Ph.D. (2007-2013) Research on male reproductive strategies in wild geladas. Funding received:NSF graduate student fellowship, Fulbright student fellowship, NSF dissertation improvement grant, Leakey Foundation grant. Current position:Data scientist working for McKinsey & Co., based out of Waltham, MA.

Dr. Marcela Benítez, Ph.D. (2009-2016) Research on sexually-selected signals in wild geladas. Funding received: NSF graduate student fellowship, Fulbright student fellowship (declined), NSF dissertation improvement grant, Leakey Foundation grant. Current position:Postdoctoral researcher, NSF-funded postdoctoral fellowship, Georgia Tech University (with Dr. Sarah Brosnan, Dr. Meg Crofoot). Associate co-director of the Capuchins at Taboga project.

Elizabeth Tinsley Johnson, Ph.D. (2010-2018) Research on the ‘vocal grooming hypothesis’ in geladas. Funding received:NSF graduate student fellowship, NSF dissertation improvement grant, Leakey Foundation grant. Current position:Assistant professor, College of Natural Sciences, Dept. Integrative Biology, Michigan State University. Associate director of the Capuchins at Taboga project.