Jackie Zhou

I am an undergraduate student majoring in Anthropology and Human Biology with a minor in Global Health, Culture, and Society. I learned about the lab from reading the review on same-sex behavior in non-human primates and felt inspired by innovations in historically stigmatized anthropological research as a strong tool on enhancing the voice of marginalized […]

Emi Fernandez

 I am a senior at Emory University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology. I became interested in Primatology while taking Primate and Animal Behavior classes at Emory and have grown a particular interest in observational learning and tool use. My current focus within the lab is the stigmatization and development of research on […]

Phoenix Jarrett

As a junior majoring in Anthropology and Human Biology with a minor in Spanish, I’ve become fascinated by the relationship between health and behavior through my studies in Psychology, Biology, and Anthropology. In the lab, I’m especially intrigued by how hormones affect behavior. Additionally, I am interested in the use of technology, like AI, in […]

Samantha (Sammy) Lai

I am currently a senior (class of 2024) majoring in Anthropology and Human Biology and minoring in Music on the pre-med track. My interests within the APE lab include health data-monitoring of the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park and to apply this to human health as I continue to pursue a career in the medical […]

Elizabeth Whiteside 

I am a senior honors thesis candidate in the SoCAP lab under Dr. Marcela Benítez. My thesis is investigating deceptive estrus behaviors and the effects of aging on estrogen production in female tufted capuchins. I am an Anthropology and Human Biology (B.S.) major and have been with the SoCAP lab since 2021 where I have […]

Grace Cayless

I am a junior at Emory, majoring in Anthropology & Human Biology with a minor in Global Health. I joined Dr. Lonsdorf’s lab in my second year, working with health data and creating health records for individual chimpanzees, before transitioning to the mother-infant data set. Currently, I’m interested in examining risks faced by chimpanzee infants […]

Khuyen Bui

I recently graduated Emory University in December 2023 with a double major in Anthropology & Human Biology and Spanish on the pre-med track. My backgrounds in anthropology, biology and health motivate my interests in primate health and evolutionary biology with applications to human public health. I currently lead an independent project investigating respiratory outbreaks in […]

Arianna Mistry

I am passionate about animal behavior, the underlying neuroendocrinology of social behaviors, and primate health. As a recent graduate from the University of Michigan with a double major in BCN and Environmental Studies, my interests lie at the intersection of behavior and environmentalism. I previously completed my senior project with the UM Cognitive Evolution Group, […]

Elise Isakov

 I am currently an Undergraduate at Emory on track to complete a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology as well as a Minor in Anthropology. I was initially drawn to this lab and its work due to my interest in behavioral and neurological similarities between nonhuman and human primates. However, my interests have grown to […]

Sarah Kovalaskas

I have broad interests in the evolution of primate social behavior, especially as it relates to the origins of human cognition and culture. Over the past ten years, I have been involved in research with humans and several different primate species including Bolivian gray-eared titi monkeys (Callicebus donacophilus) in Bolivia, bonobos (Pan paniscus) in the […]