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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Education

2011 – 2015PhD in Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna (2011-2015) on ”Physiological and Cognitive Determinants of Behavior in Primate Societies” Supervisor: Prof. W. Tecumseh Fitch (Department of Cognitive Biology, Vienna) Evaluation and defence committee: Prof. J. Silk, Prof. R. Seyfarth, Prof. C. tenCate, & Prof. T Bugnyar
2009MSc in Behavioural endocrinology, University of Vienna (2009) on ”Effects of tourist pressure on the follicular cycles and reproductive behavior in female Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)” Supervisor: Prof. John Dittami (Department of Behavioural Biology, Vienna)

Work Experience

2016 – ongoingPostdoctoral research fellow within the ERC project ”ApeAttachment”, awarded to Dr Catherine Crockford, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
2015Postdoctoral researcher on the project ”Learning from a Friend: The Role of Social Bonds and Oxytocin in Social Learning”, Anniversary Fund of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna
2011 – 2015PhD position within the Advanced ERC Grant ”Syntax of Mind: A Comparative Computational Approach” awarded to Prof W. Tecumseh Fitch, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna
2010 – 2012Animal trainer and keeper: Positive reinforcement training of squirrel monkeys, hormone data collection, for Prof. W. Tecumseh Fitch, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna
2009 – 2011Assistant to behavioural and endocrinological research projects at the Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Vienna
2007Study assistant, Census work on the Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) of Gibraltar, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna