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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


2011 Ph.D.
Stanford University, Department of Biology
Dissertation title: Anatomy of the Australopithecus scapula and evolution of the human shoulder: insights from a new fossil specimen, KSD-VP-1/1g
Advisors: R. Klein and Y. Haile-Selassie   
2005 B.A.
Case Western Reserve University, Department of Anthropology, Program in Evolutionary Biology and minor in Department of Geology (summa cum laude)
Honors thesis title: Enamel microstructure and crown formation time in the platyrrhine Alouatta palliata
Advisors: C. Beall and S. Simpson

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary history and functional morphology of the hominoid shoulder
  • Pliocene hominin paleobiology
  • Origin of bipedal locomotion
  • Geometric morphometrics and virtual anthropology

Professional Employment

2013 Postdoctoral Researcher,
Department of Human Evolution,
Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
2012 Visiting Professor,
Department of Anthropology,
University of California,
Santa Cruz (UCSC)
2012 Lecturer,
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences,
California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
2011 Lecturer,
Department of Anthropology,
Stanford University

Courses Offered

2013 UCSC
Introduction to Human Evolution
2013 UCSC
Human Adaptability
2013 UCSC
History and Theory of Physical Anthropology
2012 UCSC
Human Skeletal Biology
2012 UCSC
Human Evolution (upper division)
2012 Cal Tech
Primate Behavior
2012 Cal Tech
Introduction to Human Evolution
2011 Stanford
Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Teaching Assistantships

2010 Stanford
Human Origins
(Instructor: R. Klein)
2009 Stanford
Faunal Analysis
(Instructor: R. Klein)
2008 Case
Field Seminar in Paleoanthropology
(Instructor: Y. Haile-Selassie)
2007 Stanford
(Instructor: R. Dirzo)
2006 Stanford
Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology
(Instructors: J. Rick and I. Robertson)
2004 Case
(Instructor: P. Princehouse)

Grants and Fellowships

2009 Leakey Foundation research grant
2006 NSF graduate research fellowship
honorable mention
2005 Eva L. Pancoast Fellowship

Field Experience

2006- Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia
(project leader: Y. Haile-Selassie)
2007 Goba’ad Basin, Djibouti
(project leaders: D. DeGusta and S. Harmand)
2005, 2007 Weyto, Ethiopia
(project leader: D. DeGusta)
2006 Gona, Ethiopia
(project leader: S. Semaw)

Training in Research Method

2010 Geometric Morphometrics Short Course
(Instructors: M. Zelditch and D. Swiderski)
2007 GIS and Remote Sensing
(Instructor: K. Seto)