Resource Faculty

CASHP also includes the participation of resource faculty members based at the George Washington University, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Science and Technology, Carnegie Institute, and the National Institutes of Health. These faculty participate in CASHP in a variety of ways, including research collaborations with core CASHP faculty, providing laboratory rotations and other training opportunities for students, and serving on Ph.D. dissertation committees.

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


Sarah K. Barks, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Comparative neuroscience; social cognition.




Kirsten M. Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Anatomy and Regenerative Biology (GWUMC)

Research Interests: Obstetrical adaptation, human morphological variation, pelvic shape as a risk factor for pelvic floor disorders, evolution of the pelvic floor, morphometric methods and software, imaging of bone and soft tissue.



Susana Carvalho, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Primate archaeology, formation and recognition of the earliest tool-use sites and assemblages, wild chimpanzee tool-use (natural observation and field experimentation), resource exploitation strategies in tool-using primates, the evolution of carrying behavior (transport) and other technology-related behaviors.


james clark
James M. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Paleontology and systematics of tetrapods; field collection of dinosaur-age fossils.



Stephen Dopkins
Stephen C. Dopkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Research Interests: Spatial memory, dimensional analysis and representation, recognition memory.



Tetyana Duka, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Evolutionary neurosciene with a special interest in nervous system functioning at the molecular level.



Joseph M. Erwin, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Department: Anthropology

Research Interests: Primatology, management and care of captive primates, neurobiology of aging.




Catherine A. Forster, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Paleontology and systematics of dinosaurs; field collection of Mesozoic vertebrates.



Jordi Galbany, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Primate growth and development, life history evolution, feeding ecology, dental ecology and adaptation, tooth morphology, wild primates.



Aida Gómez-Robles, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Brain evolution, primate comparative neuroanatomy, geometric morphometrics, dental anthropology, European Pleistocene hominins.



Mark W. Grabowski, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Evolutionary quantitative genetics, evolutionary theory, evolutionary morphology, integration, evolvability, statistical methods, evolution of hominin postcrania.

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James Hahn
James K. Hahn, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Medical simulation, image-guided surgery, medical informatics, visualization, and motion control.



patricia hernandez
L. Patricia Hernandez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Evolution of developmental mechanisms; vertebrate embryology/pattern formation; functional morphology and anatomy of vertebrates; Ichthyology.



Jay Kelley, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Department: Anthropology

Research Interests: life history, hominoid evolution, dental biology.


john lill
John T. Lill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Plant-insect interactions, insect ecology and evolution.



A. Catherine Markham, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Behavioral ecology, maternal care, spatial ecology, wild primates.




Thomas M. Maynard, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor

Department: GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmacology and Physiology

Research Interests: Cell signaling during neural development; Director of the GWU Neuroscience Institute’s Biomarkers Discovery Core.



Sally Moody
Sally A. Moody, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Anatomy and Regenerative Biology

Research Interests: Neurobiology; developmental genetics; gene regulatory networks; stem cell biology.



Gerard Muntané, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Molecular evolution, evolutionary neuroscience, neurobiology of brain disease, brain evolution.



Robert C. O’Malley, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Primate behavior and ecology (with a focus on the genera Cebus, Pan, Pongo and Gorilla), insectivory, hunting behavior, nonhuman culture & technology, nutrition.



John Philbeck
John W. Philbeck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Research Interests: Human visual space perception, perception and action, spatial cognition, navigation.



daniele podini
Daniele Podini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Forensic Sciences

Research Interests: Forensic science; human genetics; applied molecular biology.



Donald J. Reid, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Department: Anthropology

Research Interests: primate dental biology, development, and microanatomy; modern human dental variation; dental markers of stress; human evolution.


Neil T. Roach, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: The evolution of throwing behavior; functional anatomy of the forelimb and torso; experimental biomechanics; hominin behavior; the evolution of hunting.

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moses schanfield
Moses S. Schanfield, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Forensic Sciences

Research Interests: Forensic science; population genetics; genetics of the immune system.



Myeong-Ho Sohn
Myeong-Ho Sohn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Research Interests: Neural mechanisms of executive control, memory retrieval, conflict monitoring.



Margaret A. Stanton, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Behavioral ecology, social behavior, maternal behavior, infant development, social network analysis.


Andrey Verendeev Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: Evolutionary neuroscience; neural control of the primate hand and its evolution; evolution of behavior.



Brian A. Villmoare, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Research Interests: the role of morphological integration in evolution; the evolution and extinction of Paranthropus; geometric morphometrics; hominin systematics; homology and homoplasy; macroevolutionary patterns.

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Jason Zara
Jason M. Zara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering & Applied Science

Research Interests: Applications of Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) actuators in medicine and high-resolution medical imaging.



Tadeusz Zawidzki
Tadeusz W. Zawidzki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of science.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY


Rui Diogo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Anatomy

Research Interests: Primate comparative anatomy, evolution and phylogeny; comparative developmental biology of chordates; muscle anomalies and variations.

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Daryl Domning
Daryl P. Domning, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Anatomy

Research Interests: The biology and paleobiology of fossil and living marine mammals; myology and functional anatomy of dugongs and manatees; interspecific; morphology; conservation.



Edwin H. Gilland
Edwin H. Gilland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Anatomy

Research Interests: Evolutionary origins for social vocalizations; functional anatomy.



Werner Graf
Werner M. Graf, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Physiology & Biophysics

Research Interests: Neurobiology; eye and head movement systems of vertebrates; vestibular system;neuronal correlates of space perception in the neocortex.



S. Taseer Hussain
S. Taseer Hussain, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Anatomy

Research Interests: Evolutionary biology; environment; biodiversity; climate change; human health. He has worked with the taxonomy, evolutionary and functional anatomy of fossil equids, rodents, primates and cetaceans.



Kebreten Manaye
Kebreten F. Manaye, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Physiology & Biophysics

Research Interests: Cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for aging and age related neurodegenerative disorders.



Nathan D. Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Biology

Research Interests: Evolutionary morphology and systematics; Triassic–Jurassic dinosaurs; Cenozoic and living waterbirds; character evolution, biogeography, ecology, and diversification in a phylogenetic framework.

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY


Valerie DeLeon
Valerie B. DeLeon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution

Research Interests: Craniofacial development; morphological integration; fluctuating asymmetry as indication of developmental stability; morphometric methods and software; brain dysmorphology in autism and related disorders.




Naomi E. Levin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Research Interests: Sedimentary geology; stable isotope ecology.




Benjamin H. Passey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Research Interests: Geochemistry; paleoecology; paleoclimate.




Jonathan M.G. Perry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution

Research Interests: Anatomy and biomechanics of the masticatory system; evolution of feeding adaptations in primates; material and structural properties of primate foods; craniomandibular morphology of Eocene primates; Miocene platyrrhine dietary adaptatons.



Chrisopher B. Ruff
Christopher B. Ruff, Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution

Research Interests: Biomechanics and primate locomotion, evolution of the hominoid postcranium, skeletal growth and development, osteoporosis, skeletal remodeling & behavioral reconstruction in human populations.

OTHER INSTITUTIONS


Marilyn L. Fogel
Marilyn L. Fogel, Ph.D

Senior Staff Scientist

Institution: Carnegie Institute Geophysical Laboratory

Research Interests: Stable isotope biogeochemistry of modern and fossil organisms and ecosystems, recognition of biological signatures in the geologic record, paleodietary analysis of humans.



Amanda Henry
Amanda G. Henry, Ph.D.

Independent Junior Research Group Leader

Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Research Interests: Diets of Neanderthals and modern humans, examining phytoliths and starch grains recovered from stone tools, dental calculus and soils.

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Brian Lawn
Brian R. Lawn, Ph.D.

Fellow

Institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Research Interests: Fracture of brittle materials, indentation fracture, contact fatigue, layer structures, nanomechanics, biomechanical ceramics (dental materials).



peter lucas
Peter W. Lucas, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Institution: Kuwait University

Research Interests: Dental morphology and function; primate diet, feeding ecology, and behavior; chemical and physical content of food; tools for the field study of foraging mammals; evolution of color vision.



sarah-tishkoff
Sarah A. Tishkoff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Departments of Genetics and Biology

Research Interests: Human evolutionary genetics; population genetics; human genetic diversity in Africa; patterns of linkage disequilibrium; the genetic basis of resistance to infectious disease.



Erin R. Vogel
Erin R. Vogel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Institution: Rutgers University, Department of Anthropology and Center for Human Evolutionary Studies

Research Interests: Primate feeding ecology, functional morphology, Digestive efficiency and energetics.


Erin Marie Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Institution: Chatham University, Department of Biology

Research Interests: upper limb biomechanics and stone tool production.