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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Curriculum Vitae

University Education

2012 Ph.D. in Anthropology
at The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School; New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP); International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
Dissertation Title: Evolution of the Face in mid Pleistocene Homo-3D Surface Analysis of Ontogeny, Allometry and Evolution Primary
supervisor: Eric Delson
Co-supervisors: Katerina Harvati, Jean-Jacques Hublin, and Philipp Gunz
2002 B.A. in Anthropology,
New York University

Academic Positions

2012- Research Fellow,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Department of Human Evolution;
Leipzig, Germany
2005 Teaching Assistant,
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomical Sciences,
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY
Medical Gross Anatomy and Embryology
2004-2006 Adjunct Lecturer,
Lehman College/CUNY
Introduction to Human Evolution
Introduction to Human Variation

Honors, Awards and Grants

2009 Leakey Foundation General Research Grant
2009 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
2008 Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research
2007-2011 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
awarded by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany
2006Graduate Research Grant
awarded by the City University of New York Graduate School
2004, 2005 Sue Rosenberg Zalk Travel and Research Grant,
CUNY Grad Center for conference participation

Published Abstracts and Conference Presentations

* Presenter

Invited Presentations

2014 *Freidline, S.E., Martinez-Maza, C., Hublin, J.J. An integrative approach to studying craniofacial development in Great apes and humans. Invited presentation – Building Bones: Studies of Bone Growth in Anthropology. American Association for Physical Anthropology – Calgary. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S58: 121.
2009 *Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Jankovic, I., Delson, E., Hublin, J.J.3D landmark and semilandmark geometric morphometric analysis of the Zuttiyeh fronto-zygomatic fragment. Invited Presentation at the Symposium on “The Transition from Archaic to Modern: Quantitative Approaches” – Leipzig.

Submitted Presentations

2013 Cook, S.B., Villasenor, A., Boyd, K.L., Astorino, C.A., Freidline, S.E., Hublin, J.J. Palate shape and diet in Homo sapiens. American Association of Phyiscal Anthropology – Calgary. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S58: 96.
2013 Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Hublin, J.J. The impact of geographic variation and allometry on the postnatal development of modern human facial features. European Society for Human Evolution– Vienna.
2012 *Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology. American Association of Physical Anthropology – Portland. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S54: 147.
2011 *Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology in an evolutionary and developmental context. European Society for Human Evolution Inaugural Meeting – Leipzig.
2011 *Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. Allometry and evolution of the face in mid-Pleistocene Homo. American Association of Physical Anthropology - Minneapolis. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S52: 138.
2010 *Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. 3D semilandmark geometric morphometric quantification of modern human facial development. American Association of Physical Anthropology – Albuquerque. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S50: 93.
2009 Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Jankovic, I., Delson, E., Hublin, J.J. 3D Landmark and semilandmark geometric morphometric analysis of the Zuttiyeh fronto-zygomatic fragment. American Association of Physical Anthropology– Chicago. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S48:129-130.
2008 Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Delson, E., Hublin, J.J. How three-dimensional surface data can be used to reconstruct fragmentary fossils. American Association of Physical Anthropology – Philadelphia. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S46: 99.

Peer-Review Service

  • Journal of Human Evolution
  • Journal of Anthropological Sciences

Data Collection and Processing Skills

  • Confocal and Reflected Light Microscopy experience
  • Experience working with industrial (BIR ACTIS 225/300) and medical (Toshiba Aquilion) Computed Tomography (CT) scanners and laser (Minolta Vivid 910; NextEngine) and white light (Breuckmann optoTOP-HE) surface scanners
  • Extensive knowledge of the following software used to reconstruct and edit scans and measure and analyze morphometric data:

    • Amira (Visage Imaging),
    • Aviso (Visualization Sciences Group),
    • Geomagic Studio,
    • OptoCat,
    • Edgewarp 3D,
    • European Virtual Anthropology Network (EVAN) Toolbox,
    • Landmark Editor, Morphologika,
    • Morpheus,
    • R (programming language)

  • Collected CT or surface scan data from the following institutions:

    • Natural History Museum(London);
    • University of Coimbra Osteological Collection;
    • Sackler Medical School,
    • Tel Aviv University;
    • Rockefeller Museum (Jerusalem);
    • American Museum of Natural History (New York);
    • Natural History Museum (Vienna);
    • South African Museum (Cape Town);
    • University of Cape Town Medical School;
    • Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Bonn);
    • Institute of Paleontology and Geology (Zagreb);
    • Hungarian Natural History Museum (Budapest);
    • Moravian Museum (Brno)

Field Work

2008 Fieldwork at Gran Dolina, Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain,
a Pleistocene hominin site
2005 Fieldwork at Sima de Las Palomas, Murcia, Spain,
an Upper Paleolithic hominin site,
affiliated with the University of Murcia, Spain
2005 Fieldwork at Seneze, France,
a Pliocene fossil mammal site,
affiliated with City University of New York
2003 Field school in Makapansgat, South Africa,
a Plio- Pleistocene hominin site,
affiliated with Arizona State University and University of Witwatersrand
2000 Field School in Mortuary Archaeology at Khuzir-Nuge XIV, Lake Baikal, Siberia,
affiliated with the University of Alberta and University of Irkutz

Internships

2003 American Museum of Natural History,
Biological Anthropology;
Project directors: Drs. Ian Tattersall and Ken Mowbray
2003 American Museum of Natural History,
North American Archaeology;
Project directors: Drs. Lorie Pendelton, David Hurst-Thomas and Matt Sanger

Workshop and Symposia Organization

2011 Organized and co-chaired a podium symposium
at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meeting in Minneapolis
entitled: "Muddles in the Middle: Current Perspectives on Middle Pleistocene Human Evolution"
2007-2010 Participation
in EVAN Marie Curie Research Training Network
2005 Student Planning Committee,
NYCEP "Monkeys Old and New" Symposium

Synergistic Activities

2006 Laser scanned hominin skeletal casts
for the Hall of Human Origins,
American Museum of Natural History
2006 Collected laser scan data for a database
being compiled
by the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NCYEP) Morphometrics Group
2006-Present Member
of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists
2004-2006 Assistant Secretary
Paleoanthropology Society
2004-Present Member
of Paleoanthropology Society