Alicia completed her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at Indiana University in 2018. For her dissertation she used molecular methods to examine the population density, historical gene flow patterns, and health of chimpanzees at Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve in Uganda. For information on the topics covered in that dissertation see "Publications" above. For details on her research interests moving forward, please see "Research Interests" above.
Alicia is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Sensory Morphology and Genomic Anthropology Lab at Boston University. Along with Prof. Christopher Schmitt, she collaborates with the International Vervet Research Consortium to better understand human health and primate welfare using wild and captive African Green Monkeys as a model. Her research is especially focused on the relationship between chronic stress and epigenetic modifications leading to obesogenic growth trajectories.
Find me at the following meetings in 2018
- April 2018 in Austin, Texas - American Association of Physical Anthropologists
- August 2018 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Primate Ecology and Genetics Group (The South African Primatology Association)
- August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya - International Primatological Society
- October 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana - Midwest Primate Interest Group*
- October 2018 in Buffalo, New York - Northeastern Evolutionary Primatologists*
*pending date announcement