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Curriculum Vitae


Name KEVIN EARL LANGERGRABER
Citizenship Canadian

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Primate molecular and behavioral ecology


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

2010 – Present Boston University, Department of Anthropology, Assistant Professor
2007 – Present Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology, Research Scientist.

EDUCATION

2007 University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Anthropology (Supervisor: John Mitani; Committee members: Andres Roberto Frisancho, Barbara Smuts, Beverly Strassmann).
1998 University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus), B.A. in Psychology (Honors thesis supervisor: Jan Cioe).

FIELD AND LABORATORY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

I have 25 months experience in observational field research on wild chimpanzees. I have over five years of experience working in the molecular genetics laboratories of Linda Vigilant in the Primatology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and D. Andrew Merriwether in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. I am skilled in all the laboratory techniques required for deriving microsatellite genotypes and DNA sequences from non-invasively collected source materials such as feces, hair, and bone.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007 - Present Lecturer, International Max Planck Institute Research School of Human Origins.
2002 - 2006 Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan. I served as a teaching assistant for three upper division courses in Primate Social Behavior, and one upper-division course in Human Behavioral Ecology.
2004 Direct laboratory supervisor of an undergraduate researcher in the molecular genetics laboratory in the Primatology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
2002 Direct laboratory supervisor of an undergraduate researcher in the molecular genetics laboratory in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.

PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC SERVICE

Ad-hoc reviewer: Animal Behaviour, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Ethology, European Journal of Human Genetics, Folia Primatologica, International Journal of Primatology, Molecular Ecology and Primates

Photography: As part of my research at Ngogo, I take photos of chimpanzees in order to build up a database to aid in long-term identification of rarely seen individuals and to help researchers learn the individual identities of chimpanzees. I share these photos with my colleagues, and they have appeared on the covers of five journals (American Journal of Primatology, Journal of Anatomy, Evolutionary Anthropology, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA) and one book (Feeding Ecology in Apes and other Primates, G. Hohmann, C. Boesch, & M. Robbins).


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Physical Anthropologists
European Federation for Primatology


HONORS AND AWARDS

2006 - 2007 Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, Graduate Fellowship ($13,000 USD plus tuition and healthcare)
2000 - 2002 Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, James N. Spuhler Graduate Fellowship ($26,000 USD plus healthcare)
2000 - 2002 National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship ($34,600 CAD)
1999 Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, Central Washington University, Summer Research Internship Scholarship ($1,000 USD)
1997 - 1998 Psychology Department, University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus), Gold Medal Scholarship ($1,000 CAD)
1995 - 1996 University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus), Presidential Tuition Scholarship ($10,000 CAD)
1993 - 1994 Government of British Columbia Passport to Education Scholarship ($1,200 CAD)

RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS

2010 Louis L.B. Leakey Foundation Research Grant (Intergroup competition and the evolution of cooperation in humans and chimpanzees, $20,000 USD)
2008 - 2010 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (Molecular ecology of wild chimpanzees, €72,000 EUR)
2007 Louis L.B. Leakey Foundation Research Grant (Molecular ecology of wild chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda, $8,000 USD)
2004 Louis L.B. Leakey Foundation Research Grant (Behavior and genetics of wild chimpanzees, $3,350 USD)
2003 Wenner-Gren Foundation Ph.D Research Grant (Behavior and genetics of female Ngogo chimpanzees, $4,800 USD)
2002 Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Summer Research Grant (Behavior and genetics of female Ngogo chimpanzees, $2,000 USD)
2002 Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Dissertation Research Grant, (Behavior and genetics of female Ngogo chimpanzees, $2,000 USD)
2001 Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Pre-dissertation Research Grant, (Behavior and genetics of female Ngogo chimpanzees, $2,000 USD)