NSF Dissertation Grant

SoCaP Grad Student Sarah Kovalaskas received an NSF Doctoral Improve Grant for her dissertation research on the effect of intergroup competition on affiliation, oxytocin, and group cohesion in these wild white-faced capuchin monkeys. Congrats Sarah! 

Emory & GA Tech AI Humanity Grant

Dr. Benítez was awarded an inaugural Emory & GA Tech AI Humanity grant with Dr. Jacob Abernethy to develop a smart computer testing system for studying cognition in wild capuchins. Congrats! 

New Publication in Nature

New publication alert from the GAB lab! Widespread extinctions of co-diversified primate gut bacterial symbionts from humans: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-023-01388-w 

SoCaP Honors Thesis

SoCaP Senior Atlas Moss earned highest Honors for their thesis titled Thesis titled: Vocal Recognition and Social Knowledge in captive Tufted Capuchin Monkeys (Sapajus apella). Congrats Atlas! 

Incoming Graduate Student Cohort

So happy to welcome an incoming cohort of grad students to the APE Lab. Welcome Federico Sanchez Varga, Giuliana Centofanti, and Amber Shaw! 

FIRST Postdoctoral Fellowship

Gitanjali Gnanadesikan was awarded a FIRST Postdoctoral Fellowship and will be joining the SoCaP Lab in Fall 2023. Congrats and welcome Gita!