Program Alumni


Below is information about the career trajectories of former graduate students who received a Ph.D. degree in Human Evolutionary Biology or Biological Anthropology (as the program was previously known).

Samuel Urlacher
“Growing up Shuar: Life history tradeoffs and energy allocation in the context of physical growth among an indigenous Amazonian population” , April 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hunter College Department of Anthropology, 2016-

Bridget Alex, Ad hoc program of Anthropological Archaeology and Human Evolutionary Biology
“Establishing Contexts of Encounters: Radiocarbon dating of archaeological assemblages with implications for Neanderthal-modern human interactions”, April 2016
College Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2016-

Katherine Carter
"Third Molar Agenesis and Impaction”, April 2016
Preceptor, Department of Organismic Evolutionary Biology, 2016-

Brian Addison
"The Biomechanics and Evolution of Impact Resistance in Human Walking and Running”, November 2015
Data Scientist, Remind, 2016-

Elizabeth Brown
"Human Metabolic Adaptations: IVD and leucine catabolism", April 2015
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2015-

Alicia Breakey
"The Life History Significance of Human Breast Milk: Immune and endocrine factors as indicators of maternal condition and predictors of infant health and growth", April 2015

Luke Glowacki
"Incentives for War in Small-Scale Societies", April 2015
Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, 2016-
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2015-2016

Carolyn Eng
“An Anatomical and Biomechanical Study of the Human Iliotibial Band’s Role in Elastic Energy Storage”, May 2014
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 2015-
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2014-2015

Katherine McAuliffe
“The Evolution and Development of Inequity Aversion”, May 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Boston College, 2016-
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2013-2016

Katherine Zink
“Mechanical and Thermal Food Processing Effects on Mastication and Cranio-Dental Morphology”, May 2013
Lecturer, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2015-
College Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2013-2015
Concentration Advisor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2012-2013

Neil Roach
"The Biomechanics and Evolution of High-Speed Throwing", November 2012
College Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2015-
Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, 2012-2015

Rachel Carmody
"Energetic Consequences of Thermal and Non-Thermal Food Processing", November 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2016-
Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, 2014-2016
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2014-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, FAS Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University, 2012-2014

Alexander Georgiev
"Energetic Costs of Reproductive Effort in Male Chimpanzees", May 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2015-
Postdoctoral scholar and Fellow, Institute for Mind and Biology, Behavior Biology Lab, University of Chicago, 2012-2015

Victoria Wobber
"Comparative Cognitive Development and Endocrinology in Pan and Homo", May 2012
People Analyst, Google, 2015-
Data Scientist, Intern Manager, Facebook, 2015-2015
Product Analyst, Facebook, August 2013-2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 2012-2013

Meredith Reiches
"Female Adolescent Energy Expenditure in the Gambia", March 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2013-
College Fellow and Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology, 2011-2013

Qu Zhang
"Understanding Genome Evolution by Comparative Genomics", November 2011
Senior Scientist, Seattle Genetics, 2015-
Research Scientist in Bioinformatics, DuPont Pioneer, 2012-2015

Brian Wood
"Household and Kin Provisioning by Hadza Males", November 2010
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, July, 2012-
Visiting Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 2012
Research Scientist, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 2011-2012
Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Stanford University, 2010-2011

Karola Kirsanow (Joint Degree in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology)
"Animal Physiology, Biomineral Diagenesis, and the Isotopic Reconstruction of Palaeoenvironments", November 2009
Project Manager, BEAN INT (Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic Initial Training Network), 2012-
Postdoctoral Researcher, Paleogenetics Group, Institute of Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 2010-
Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Harvard University, 2009-2010.

Zarin Machanda
"The Evolution of Male-Female Relationships in Primates with a Specific Focus on Chimpanzees Living in Western Uganda. Male-Female Association Patterns, Friendships Between Males and Females, Inter-Sexual Feeding Competition, Coalitions, and Mutual Grooming in Chimpanzees.", November 2009 
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University, 2016-
College Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2014-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2012-2013 
Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology, 2010-2014 
Associate Concentration Advisor in Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2009-2014

Coren Apicella
"The Evolutionary Psychology of Physical Attractiveness in Hadza Foragers: Explorations of the face, body and voice", June 2009
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-
Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 2010-2012
College Fellow and Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology, 2009-2010

Susanne Cote
"Sampling and Ecology in Three Early Miocene Catarrhine Assemblages from East Africa", November 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2015-
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2013-2015
Regional Monitoring Coordinator, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring institute, Canada 2010-2012
Program Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society, Gabon, 2009-2010
Program Support Officer, Mercy Corps, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2008-2009
Visiting Researcher, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya, 2005-2009
Visiting Researcher, Uganda Museum, Kampala, Uganda, 2005-2007

Amanda Lobell
"The Evolution of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 and the Invasive Primate Placenta", November 2008
Allston Burr Assistant Dean of Harvard College, Currier House, 2015-
Lecturer, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, 2015-
Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Systems Genetics, Division of Intramural Research, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 2012-2015
Lecturer and Manager of the Molecular Evolution Lab, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2011-2012
College Fellow and Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology, 2009-2011
Lecturer and Manager of the Molecular Anthropology Analysis Lab, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, 2008-2009

Campbell Rolian
"Morphological Integration and the Evolution of Human hands and Feet", November 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada 2011-
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Canada, 2013-
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada, 2012-
Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Canada, 2011
Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Canada, 2010-2011
University of Calgary International Fellow, Human Gross Anatomy and Histology, 2009-2010
Visiting Lecturer, Bugando University College of Health Sciences, Mwazna, Tanzania, 2009

Meg Crofoot
"Intergroup Competition in White-Faced CapuUhin Monkeys (Cebus Capucinus)", June 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Davis, July 2013-
Board of Directors, ICARUS Initiative (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space), 2013-
Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 2010-
Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 2008-2013 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Migration and Immuno-ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany, 2008-2013
Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, 2008-2011
Director, Automated Radio Telemetry System Initiative, Princeton University, 2008-2011

Gideon Hartman, 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, 2011-
Postdoctoral Research Staff, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, 2010-2011
Postdoctoral Research Staff, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 2009-2010
Visiting Researcher, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2009

Maureen Devlin
"Interactions of Estrogen, Strain and Bone Growth: Implications for human skeletal robusticity", November 2007
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2012-
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2011-2012
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab, Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2007-2010

Katarina Mucha Sussner
"The Influence of Maternal Acculturation on Early Childhood Feeding, Nutritional Status and the Development of Obesity: A study of Latino immigrant mothers and children", June 2007
Instructor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biobehavioral Medicine Program, Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Emily Barrett
"Determinants of Reproductive Function in Norwegian Women", November 2006
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 2009-
Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar, Office for Research on Women’s Health, National Institute of Health, 2011-
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 2009-2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
National Institute of Health Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Health Services, University of California School of Public Health, Los Angeles, 2007-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Randall Collura
"Molecular Evolution of Genes Related to Primate Encephalization and Energetics", June 2006
Project Assistant, New York State Department of Health, 2015-
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2013 & 2014
Adjunct Lecturer, Hartwick College, 2012
Staff/Lecturer, Northeast Regional Forensics Institute (NERFI), 2010-2011
Visiting Scholar, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Albany, 2008-2009 & 2010-
Postdoctoral researcher, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, 2009-2010
Adjunct evaluator for Seminar II, Albany College of Pharmacy, 2008
Lecturer, Northeast Regional Forensics Institute (NERFI), New York 2007-2010
Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in Anthropology, 2006-2008

Sonya Kahlenberg
"Female-Female Competition and Male Sexual Coercion in Kanyawara Chimpanzees", June 2006
Executive Director, Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (GRACE), 2013-
Co-Director of Kibale Snare Removal Program, Kibale Chimpanzee Project, 2011-2013
Lecturer, Department of Biology, Bates College, 2008-2013
Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Harvard University, 2006-2008

Herman Pontzer
"Locomotor Energetics, Ranging Ecology, and the Emergence of the Genus Homo", June 2006
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2013-
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2011-2013
Faculty Member, New York Consortium for Evolutionary Primatology, 2011-2013
Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006-2010

Matthew McIntyre
"The Validity of Digit Ratios in Approximating Perinatal Masculinization and Applications to the Study of Human Sexuality", June 2005
Senior Scientist, Data Collection, 23 and Me, August 2013-
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, 2007-2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2005-2007

Melissa Emery Thompson
"Endocrinology and Ecology of Wild Female Chimpanzee Reproduction", March 2005
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2013-
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2009-2013
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences network, University of New Mexico, 2008-2009
Co-Director, Hominid Reproductive Ecology Lab, Department of Anthropology, U. New Mexico, 2008-
Research Associate Department of Anthropology, Boston University, 2005-
Laboratory manager, Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratory, Boston University, 2005-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Harvard University, 2005-2007

Carole Hooven
"Sex Differences in Mental Rotation: Shifting The Image of Male Superiority in Spatial Ability", November 2004
Lecturer, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2010-
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University, 2006-
Teaching Assistant in the Core Curriculum, 2005-2006
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, 2004-2008

Judith Flynn
"Determinants of Ovarian Function in Young Women", June 2004
Lecturer, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2009-
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, 2005-2009
Allston Burr Resident Dean in Quincy House, Harvard University, 2004-

Andrew Marshall
"Population Ecology of Gibbons and Leaf Monkeys Across a Gradient of Bornean Forest Types", June 2004
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Davis, 2011-
Assistant Professor in Anthropology, University of California at Davis, 2006-2011
Co-Director, Cabang Panti Research Station, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, 2007-
Mercer Postdoctoral Fellow, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, 2004-2006

Brian Hare
"Using Comparative Studies of Primate and Canid Social Cognition to Model our Miocene Minds", March 2004
Associate Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University 2012-
Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, 2008-2011
Director of Hominoid Psychology Research Group, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, 2005-2007
Scientific Staff and Postdoctoral Associate, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, 2004-2005