I am currently employed as a Marie-Curie doctoral fellow - EVAN training network.
The focus of my PhD research is on the integrative aspects of the development and evolution of the primate cranium. One of the objectives of conducting work in this area is to examine the underlying mechanisms that contribute to cranial variation and co-variation patterns in extinct and extant hominoids. Using 3D geometric morphometrics, this study proposes to examine the developmental origin of cranial integration and modularity in primates. Such studies can be further used to assess character independence in a phylogenetic context. Identifying patterns of morphological integration and delimiting modules offers a holistic and insightful approach to understanding the evolution of cranial variation.
Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6