• About Me

    I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at NYU. I am interested in the evolution of sexually dimorphic traits in primates and other mammals. For my dissertation, I am studying canine tooth dimorphism in rhesus macaques. I hope to integrate morphological, genetic, and behavioral data to better understand how variation in canine tooth size is produced and maintained.


    I enjoy writing code and teaching others about the wonders of R!

  • Projects

    Male-male competition, sexual dimorphism and alternative reproductive strategies in a non-human primate: A morphological approach

    Collaborative project led by Constance Dubuc and James Higham, with Alex DeCasien. Funded by The Leakey Foundation.

    Click here to read more.

    Description of a new species of Hoolock gibbon (Primates: Hylobatidae) based on integrative taxonomy

    I contributed to the description of a new gibbon species: Hoolock tianxing (also knows as the Skywalker gibbon).

    Click here to download the paper.

    Other Projects

    See my Google Scholar profile for a full list of publications.

  • Education¬†

    New York University

    PhD (2015-present)

    Biological Anthropology

    George Washington University

    MA (2013-2015)


    American University

    BA (2009-2013)


  • CV

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