PhD Candidate, Department of Human Evolution, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (IMPRS The Leipzig School of Human Origins)
MSc Human Evolution and Behaviour, University College London
|2006 - 2009||MA Natural Sciences: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Newnham College, University of Cambridge|
- Functional morphology of living and fossil hominoids (including hominins)
- Bone functional adaptation
- Trabecular and cortical bone morphology
- Biomechanics of primate locomotion
- Primate locomotor strategies
Research Assistant: Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK. Analysis of trabecular bone structure of extant and fossil primates. Training MSc students in use of software to process micro-computed tomography (CT) scans and analyse trabecular bone. Under supervision of Dr Matthew Skinner.
2013 Tsegai ZJ, Kivell TL, Gross T, Nguyen NH, Pahr DH, Smaers JB, Skinner MM. (2013) Trabecular Bone Structure Correlates with Hand Posture and Use in Hominoids. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78781. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078781
Conference Oral Presentations
2013 *Tsegai ZJ, Kivell TL, Gross T, Nguyen NH, Pahr DH, Skinner MM. Identifying behavioural signals in trabecular bone structure of the hominoid third metacarpal. European Federation for Primatology, Antwerp, Belgium. Sept. 2013.
Conference Poster Presentations
2013 Tsegai ZJ, Kivell TL, Gross T, Nguyen NH, Pahr DH, Skinner MM. Trabecular bone distribution in the hominoid third metacarpal head reflects predicted loaded joint position. European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Vienna, Austria. Sept. 2013.
Grants and Awards
Student Oral Presentation, 1st Prize, European Federation for Primatology, Antwerp, Belgium, Sept 2013 (€200)
|2012||Masters Fieldwork Bursary, Department of Anthropology, University College London (£145)|